My Dad died on November 7, 2011. Not even two years ago. I miss him like crazy.
Yesterday, Brian and I were out in the car. Suddenly, both of us heard sirens... and they were getting closer and closer. I pulled the car over to the side and let the ambulance speed by us. I explained to Brian...
"Mommy had to pull over for that ambulance to get by quickly. Someone might be very sick or maybe there was a car accident. We need to make sure they can get there quickly and help them."
Then I heard from the backseat...
"A car is upside down. There are lots of policemen there already helping. It's okay, Mama."
Sure enough, as we crept by the scene ahead, we saw a car overturned and at least six police cars. And I saw a couple policemen and the paramedics, who had just arrived, tending to the driver on the grass. How in the world could he have guessed that?
Later that night, as I laid next to Brian saying goodnight, I asked him...
"Brian, remember that accident we saw today? How did you guess that the car was overturned?"
"I didn't guess, silly. Pop told me."
"Oh, he did? What did he say?"
"He told me that someone was driving too fast and came around the corner and hit something and then the car flew up and went upside down. Then he told me that lots of policemen rushed to help and got the person out of the car. The ambulance was going to take the person to the hospital and a tow truck was going to come and hook the car up to it and take it to get it all fixed... and everything was going to be all better."
While I'm unsure if everything truly is "better" with that driver, I can tell you that Brian's account is exactly what happened. It was astonishing.
As I tucked him under his blanket (the blanket that covered Gavin in the hospital), I said...
"Hey Brian, keep listening to Pop. He has a lot to teach you."
I turned off the light smiling... and, admittedly, I felt a twinge of jealousy. I was wishing I were child-like again and had that easy connection with Heaven.
As I laid my head on my own pillow last night, I kept my promise...
"Dad - be sure to speak up! I am definitely listening..."