Yesterday I slipped out for a coffee, I had read two people straight after the other in the morning and decided I would invest some time into me. I popped down to the local coffee shop. Why I thought this would be a good idea to have time by self? I have no idea. The coffee shop was flat tack, I snuck into a space and prepared to take myself into a book.
However, no sooner had I done that when a small boy peered over the top of the book at me. "Hello, my name is Darren, that's my Mum" he turned and pointed at a slim lady by herself in the corner of the shop. "Is it?" I said "What are you doing here then?" He looked at me, "because SHE can't see me but YOU can". The penny drops. I look at the lady in the corner, she is preoccupied in her head and immersed in her thoughts. I look at the boy about 7 years old. "Oh Honey, I can't just go and tell her you are here, she will have a heart attack". He stands stubbornly in front of me "Why not?" I shake my head and explain. "It's not fair, love, for me to just pop out of nowhere and say you are okay... I don't think she will thank me for that one".
He tilts his head on the side and looks at me. "I just don't like her sad." My heart goes out to him so much. This is something I will not do, spirit have approached me so much over the years wanting to connect with their people. My decision has always been I will not force connections with people, it has to be their choice. I look again to the woman. I lean towards this gorgeous boy, "Honey, I know you are in her thoughts so much, she loves you very, very much and always will. Do you know what? I think you should go over to Mum and give her a big hug and see what she does". "Really?" "Yes, you go do that and just see".
This small boy walks over to the woman, wraps his arms around her waist and hugs for all he is worth. Then he steps back and watches. The woman frowns for a moment, looks around for a second and then a small smile appears on her face. He races back, "She noticed!" "Yes! she did!" "Tell you what, when you think she isn't looking do that more and she will KNOW it's you, okay?". He beams at me, "Okay!" and flash he is gone.
I glance around the Coffee Shop, there are spirit people everywhere with their loved ones, the place is full and fuller with spirit as well. What was I thinking having coffee alone? LOL I laugh out loud and the man next to me stares, I raise my cup and take a sip. Alone? I think not!
I shake my head, some days it is very hard to watch loved ones, wanting desperately to tell their people that they are indeed okay. Never forget them, send them your love and your thoughts, they love you just as much as they did when they were here and they try so very, very hard to catch our attention when they can. Please know they never leave us, they are with us through thick and thin, loving us always just a thought away.