Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The past few weeks I have been receiving love from 
"the other side"

The weekend of the walk in memory of my aunt we had a thunderstorm, followed by a double rainbow. Which means everyone ran and grabbed their phones and cameras, myself included, to photograph this monumental event. ::insert sarcastic voice::

Naturally I posted mine on instagram(you should be following me:justkeepsweating), twitter AND facebook. It wasn't until a friend commented on the photo that I realized there was an eye in the sky, and to be honest I was TOTALLY freaked out.

top left corner in between the two rainbows

Then my cousin told me that she had visited a medium a few years ago and was told that an eye symbol meant her mom (my aunt) was with us!

Last night my family and I went to an event at the catering hall where Eddie and I will be having our wedding. It was the first time the four of us have done anything, alone..together in awhile, which was nice.

As we walked around checking out different vendors, sampled food( aka lots of cake) I noticed that there was a rowboat filled with fruit. When I got closer to the fruit I saw there was a tiny sailboat sitting in the very back of the display.

My poppa(who passed away last year) built his own sailboat, as well as sailed his entire life. He loved anything and everything that had to do with the ocean/beach life and whenever I see one I immediately think of him. 
I have also been thinking of having his sailboat tattooed on me for a long time, just haven't had the courage to do it just yet.

This morning I was watching one of my favorite shows, and at the very end someone had to sing "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin. As most of you know by now, I really love connecting to music. From lyrics that speak to me or bring up memories, I am always thinking about something deeper when listening to certain songs. 

This song ALWAYS reminds me of my Nanny. She would sing it when we were young, and when she passed away I remember playing it for myself on repeat.

I find comfort in this song, even if it makes me sad.
Does that make sense?

I'm not sure what any of this means, but I really do believe in angels, and I feel blessed to have three of them reach out to me this past month.  I love and miss you all.

Do you ever receive signs from loved ones who you have lost?


  1. My uncle was a prankster and always loved playing jokes & scaring us. Every now and then, I'll be driving in my car, and my interior lights will light up. I didn't push a button, I didn't hit a bump, they just come on. I turn them off, they come on again. I turn them off, and tell him to quit it, and they stay off.

    He committed suicide, and we often have conversations about how we wish the situation that caused him to do it was different and that we wish he was still with us. And a few of those times, Carry On Wayward Son has started playing in the car.

    "Carry on my wayward son
    There'll be peace when you are done
    Lay your weary head to rest
    Don't you cry no more"

    If that's not a sign/scary coincidence, I don't know what is...

    1. I LOVE that song and love your story! Thank you for sharing :) That is him for sure!

  2. Very cool & kudos' to you for posting something so personal. It's special to feel loved ones who have gone are still with you! My grandpa loved the STL Cardinal's baseball team & whenever we see a cardinal bird we know he's with us. It seems to show-up at perfect times :)

  3. Awesome post. I love hearing about signs from lived ones. When my uncle passed away, he told mt aunt a cardinal would come to the window if he was in heaven and surely when he passed, a cardinal sat on that window seal. A cardinal came and sat on our window seal for 3 mo Until my mom got breast cancer and then came back 1 mo every day when she was rediagnosed 3 years later. Now that she has passed away, we hear her song at important moments, found a jewelry artist named after her, and received an Xmas card she sent to me 2 yrs ago in England. Signs are everywhere. They send their love forever. Thanks for bringing back memories of signs that say they are there.

  4. Really cool post. I totally see the eye ;)

  5. That eye is really freaky!

    I still swear I saw a friend of our family drive by our house and wave to me when I was a teenager, and he had died 2 weeks earlier. My mother swears that the same family friend spoke to her one night (not long after). I don't believe in ghosts really, but that has always been a bit spooky that we would BOTH swear we saw the same guy after he had died.

  6. I totally believe that there are angels among us and that our loved ones send us signs when we need them. I haven't heard "Don't worry, be happy" in YEARS on the radio and heard it two times this month when I needed a pick-me-up. That was the song my grandpa loved throughout his recovery after multi. strokes up until he day he passed.

  7. First of all: Holy Moly that picture of the eye in the rainbow just gave me MAJOR chills!!!

    My grandmother passed away almost a year ago.. I take any moment of happiness and silliness with my extended family as a sign from her. She held us together! My boyfriend always sees feathers as his signs from heaven.

    It is nice to find comfort in music and memories of loved ones.. Keeps them close to you always!