Share Your Journey
This is a place where I hope that as you read about my miracles that you may want to share your stories as well. Every validation no matter how grand or how small will lift your heart. Please leave your comments or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and I will share them too.
My husband and I were living the ultimate American dream. We had a wonderful family and were proud parents of four beautiful sons. We were so busy enjoying and living life. It was springtime and everything was a buzz as we were making final plans to support two of our boys; who were members of the Syracuse University Men’s lacrosse team, as they competed in the National Championship Games. Then without warning our lives were shattered. Everything that we knew and trusted was ripped from our grasp leaving this unimaginable gaping hole. In the spring of 2008 our son Aaron was killed in a motorcycle accident.
At that time I was not convinced by any stretch of the imagination that there was anything after death, but I also could not accept that he was taken from us. I knew that I had to find a way to fix this horrible tragedy, but how? The hurt was indescribable. I just could not get my head around that this was it, he was gone. How could that be? He was our son, he was supposed to be with us, we were supposed to take care of him and protect him. This pain was too much.
A few months after Aaron’s death I met a Medium, Melanie May and as we later learned, our meeting was completely orchestrated by Aaron. I was reluctant to trust in the abilities of a medium but on the other hand, I would do anything, take any risk to try to get my son back in anyway that I could have him. When I met with Melanie, she told me things that changed my life completely again. She told me things from my son that no one else could know. She told me specific thoughts that I had had about a book that I was reading, and she described in detail the plaque that his dad was making to honor his life. When speaking on the phone she told me right down to the color of the clothes that I was wearing, where I was standing at the moment and the description and color of the coffee cup in my hand. The messages from Aaron that he told Melanie to relay to me were specific and current. He told her to tell me these things so that I would trust that it was really him, and that he was still with me only in a different form. This experience was so foreign yet so very consistent with his personality and his way of doing things. Aaron was always bigger than life. You knew he was there even before he entered the room. With Aaron, if you knew him, you got all of him, all great big 6’3, here I am package. So, his methods of getting his messages to me and the things that he told Melanie were as if he were right there in the room with me. He was so insistent and demanding at times that Melanie would start to shake if she tried to put off his requests for her to call me.
Aaron told us that there was a much bigger picture to all of what has happened. Part of this bigger picture is that I would write about my miraculous journey, to help others to know that our loved ones are still with us, only their physical life ends. My journey of miracles has happened so that I could know that my son is still very much with me and with us all. I have documented each miracle and message, they are true and as they happened. Many times I would doubt that this could really be happening, thinking that I have made up each message because it is what I so desperately wanted to hear, only to receive the next validation proving to me again and again that he is there.
I have found my son again, or I should say that he has found me and at his insistence I have opened my heart and my mind to this different world.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I was sending a text back to Melanie, how happy I was that she saw the heron but disappointed that I haven't seen one. As I was actually composing the text, a dragonfly landed on my knee and was looking right at me. Seriously? A dragonfly;( which is another sign from Aaron), found me a midst all of the thousands of people at that fair?
Love that boy.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
On January 2nd, 2010, my dad who had dementia left my house which was the coldest day in January. He had gotten into an accident and drove home, I knew where he had been and why he was there , I always knew what he was doing, I made it a point to know because he had slight dementia. He could still drive but my husband and I knew it wasn't going to last much longer. He came back home and walked into the house, my daughter was there and he asked her where I was... I was at my oldest and best friends house visiting. My nephew came to the house shortly thereafter and called me and said did I know papa got into an accident? Of course I did not he searched the house and did not find my dad. I raced home and he was no where to be found. We started to search, the troopers and the firemen. He was a retired firemen and they were glad and wanted to find him. I met a medium who had directed me towards the places where he had been. Unfortunately we found him three months later in Onondaga Lake. I was devastated. After he was found I had so many unexplained visits from him and answers from this medium that she could never know. I remember during the search I went into a storage unit. I went through all of them and was drawn to a specific one and knew he had been there. I was so afraid to look that my adult daughter had to look through all of them. The medium that I went to confirmed with out me saying anything, that he had been there. After all of this I have heard from my dad through this medium and her name is Melanie May. He had communicated things that are going on in my life now, wow it is astounding that someone can tell you what your loved one is saying it gives me such peace....Linda
Thursday, August 18, 2011
We went to dinner with no mention of the cigarettes. During our meal, my phone rang, which was my friend Melanie. I could not answer her call and then thought it too late to call her back when we returned home. The next morning Melanie called me and said, "I tried to call you and I called Tom's phone too, it was a message from Aaron. He said Happy Birthday Dad, and he also said to say that he couldn't smoke." When I called Tom to relay the message from Aaron, he was thrilled and he said that he did forget his cigarettes and was bummed that he wouldn't be able to smoke!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Since I talk with Melanie daily and help her with these events, I usually tell my son Aaron; "It's okay if you don't bring any messages for me tonight because all of these other people need it more right now, and you can reach me anytime through Melanie." Well, I tell Aaron that each time, but I don't always really mean it in my heart. I love to hear from him any chance that I can. However, I do know that all of the other guests are there to hear messages for themselves, and quite frankly, any message that you hear; no matter who it is for, is such an uplifting experience for everyone to witness.
As Melanie and I were setting up for the event prior to any of the quests arriving, Melanie suddenly said, "Aaron's here and so is Pop". Pop is Melanie's beloved father-in-law and many times he and Aaron are together on the other side. They didn't have any specific message only that they were there with us. I was thrilled to know that my boy was there, that was all that I needed, just to know that he is around makes it possible to get through the day.
The Open Reading event was going along as incredible as always. Many messages were relayed and the people that they were specifically for were "awe" struck as usual, and the rest of the audience benefited as well. I love to attend these events because it just proves to me again and again that our loved ones really do still exist. As Melanie kept giving each message and she was approaching the end of the evening, suddenly she looked at me in the back of the room and said, "Gayle, Aaron says to say herb garden to you." I really wasn't expecting to hear anything more from him that evening especially since he had already let me know that he was there. But, that was just like Aaron, he always knows when I need to hear from him the most; even if I don't know it myself. I was quite surprised at the message that Melanie relayed from Aaron. It's always the insignificant mentions that really take my breath away. That day, I was feeling that I just didn't have much energy. I was excited and looking forward to the event that evening, however I felt very "unmotivated" during the day. I decided to turn on the TV that afternoon, which is something that I rarely do during the day. I flipped through the channels and settled on a cooking show. I used to love to watch these shows prior to Aaron's death, but I haven't had any desire since. I began watching this particular show and as the host was demonstrating her cooking, it kept flipping back and forth between her and an herb garden that someone was planting in her yard. This herb garden was so beautiful and I remember thinking to myself how pretty and unusual it was. That was it. I finished watching the show, got ready for the evening and off I went. I didn't even think about it again.
It's sooooo comforting to know that Aaron is with me; as all of our loved ones are, not only when my heart is hurting so, but also just hanging out with me when I least expect it. Just like before... when we would just sit on the couch and watch TV and chill.