And how about getting messages of comfort through dreams - is there a name for that? I've had several myself through the years that have seemed to have meaning (and I'm willing to bet this is something most people have experienced so, I don't think it's really unusual). The best one I've heard of though was when my mom was a young girl during the war and was so worried about her brother (the same one on the ship above) and her two uncles who were also in the service. Then one night she had a vivid dream of three angels floating above the war memorial which is located in the center of our city and she knew they would all survive. It gave her the peace of mind to stop worrying and, just as she had believed, they all survived the war.
I like to call them the:
Delivery Gram- Often an important message delivered by a freshly dead loved one, but not exclusively.
My friend Kate had a visit from a person she had never even heard of before when she was in Hawaii visiting her friend Bea. It happened one night long after everyone had gone to bed, she was awakened by a large booming thump in the middle of the night. She was convinced that the house was struck by loose boulder from off the hill.
She got up to see what happened and found nothing unusual and no boulder.
After she got back in bed she noticed at the foot of the bed a small slightly built old gentleman with a wide brimmed hat looking at her from the foot of the bed. Startled she asked him “Who are you?” He replied that he was Grandpa Cummers and wanted her to tell Bea that she was going to be fine. He said “You tell Bea that it will be painful for awhile, but she’ll be alright.”
In the morning she asked Bea who Grandpa Cummers was. Startled, Bea told her that was her long deceased and much beloved step father and cofirmed that he was indeed a small man who very often wore a large brimmed gardening hat.
Bea had been suffering from a strange illness for about 3 months and thought that she was going to die soon, she was 85 at the time and just felt that this illness was the final aloha.
However it turned out just as Grandpa Cummers said it would, and she is a healthy young woman of 86 now.