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I Believe There Is Life After Death
by Mary Grace Patterson   
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Last edited: Monday, April 27, 2015
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2006

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I was hesitant about writing this article. I wonder what some will think of me! I have wanted to share these happenings for a long time ,so I am . Any comments are welcome and will be received in the manner given.

Each of us has our own beliefs
about life after death. Most grow
up being taught about heaven and
hell, our Lord and his counterpart, the devil.

Many have talked about near death
happenings, seeing "The Light"
and feelings that transcend from
those occurrences.

I strongly believe there is
life after death ! I have
been blessed to see some of
my loved ones after they died and experience unexplained happenings.

On April 7 1956, my grandfather, Samuel Bonnet lay in a coma at our home. The family knew he was slowly slipping away and there was nothing that could be done to help him. It was very hard to see the thin shell of a once vibrant man laying in an unknowing slumber. Old age and Alzheimers had taken their toll! I was 15 and spent the night with my beloved grandpa. I finally fell asleep curled up in an flowered armchair sometime before dawn. Suddenly I awoke to the sound of the most beautiful music I had ever heard and could see angels singing. The occurrence only lasted seconds, but it filled my heart with soothing peace.
I looked over and saw my grandfather take his last breaths as he entered into life eternal on April 8,1956.

My first husband was accidently killed at the age of thirty five.
On the day of his funeral, I was laying on the couch in the living room. As I looked
up, I could see him laying in his casket.
Fluffy white clouds were behind him.
He sat up, pointed his hand at me,
and said, "Take care of my children".
I answered, "I will, I always have", and then he was gone.

Another encounter occurred about
six months after Joshua, our two year old grandson died.
I missed him so much! It's hard to describe the grief I felt. I
wrote lots of letters and poems
to him, and tried to go on with
life as best I could, but it was extremely hard. He had lived
with us all of his short life, and the emptiness I felt was all consuming!

One day in October,I was thinking
about him.
I tried to touch him with my mind, "And I Saw HIM",for a
few seconds. He was standing
by a white fleecy cloud, a
golden building stood in the background. There were little
wings on his back and a small
gold halo around his blonde head.

He was smiling,at me.
His little arms were outstretched,
as he beckoned for me to come to
him. I told him I couldn't.
I still had work to do here on
earth. Then he was gone.

Joy and happiness filled my
heart. I knew he was all right.
God was gracious enough too
let me seen him for those few
precious moments,and my pain lessened, my life changed.
(Josh had Cerebral Palsey, and could
not sit or stand. He was also blind.) This was a lovely vision of him,which reassured me he was alright.

My mother died on Dec.17, 2002. Most
of our family were with her at the hospital,as she quietly slipped away at the age of ninety four.
She had lived a long,full,happy life and was ready to go and be with my dad
and her ancestors.

She was a wonderful person,
well liked by her friends and
loved by her family.

It was very hard to let them
take her away to the funeral
home. Her funeral was a
celebration of love and life.
Mom has been with us off
and on since her death.

Her spirit watches over us
and is here. At night we
hear pots and pans rattling
in the kitchen. Some times we
see a shadow quickly pass in
the hall way, or we hear
some one whispering our names.

Mom is also at my daughters house sometimes. One can feel her presence or sometimes even smell her. Certain places in the room will be cold when these things occur.

My husband, Richard died July 6, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital. My loss and feelings of grief are almost unbearable at times. About a week after he died, i could feel him and I knew he was trying to communicate with me. Three weeks after his death, he came to me one night. Feelings of joy and excitement filled my heart as I felt his all consuming love course through my body. He told me he loved me and was worried about me. I said I'd be ok and would make it through all that was happening. I told him I missed and loved him so much, then he was gone! The feelings of euphoria lasted and helped to soothe my troubled heart.

There is no doubt in my mind that there is a power much greater than any of us can fathom. Our Lord guides us
in many different and mysterious
ways. He is our silent partner through life and beyond.....

Sometimes the spirit of a loved one
can come back to console and help those who remain behind. I think they give a sense of peace and well being
to the ones still here on earth!
God is gracious! His love and light touches those who believe in him in so many unique and awesome ways!!!!

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Reviewed by Clarence Prince 7/18/2015
A nice piece of writing, MaryGrace,
I also believe that there is life after death!
Thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by JMS Bell 12/2/2009

Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 9/10/2009
Its been 9 yrs since Baby Joshua died and almost 7 , since my mother passed away. Their spirits still touch us at times, especially my mothers. I feel like she's always near watching over us. If any who read this have had expierences similar to mine, Please share them with me...Thanks, MaryGrace
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/15/2008
Pur God does appearand lead us in many mysterious ways. Still more mystery's he does withhold from us for your final day with him when we will know him as we are and know him as he is. That is one of the things that makes death bearable for me and makes it worthwhile waiting here for. He keeps me going with his promises to be too.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/17/2007
I believe that life never ends, MaryGrace. Thank you for sharing these wonderful experiences. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Chris Morey (Reader) 1/16/2007
Nice work Mary. I always enjoy your work. There are many family members that have gone on that I believe are still watching over us.

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/11/2006
You Should Write More Of It ,i.e. Those With Intelligence To See Beyond Logic Will Read--Those Who Don't Like So What...

In Lieu Of I Share Very Little Of My Own Psychic Experiences I Don't Have Time For Mediocre...

Reviewed by Malcolm Watts (Reader) 11/11/2006
Your experiences are special and I am glad they give you peace and hope. Malcolm Watts
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