“Goose bumps”

“There are no coincidences.” Karen Peterson, Medium – Life to Lite Support Center

My sister Michele has been very ill.  She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in June 15, 2009 and had two amazing years before things started to change.  On June 15, 2011, she was given two months to live, but was still going nine months later.

A week ago she started to decline and things became very hard for her and my sisters, who were taking care of her at home.  I started praying that Christopher would swoop down and scoop her up in his arms and spare her the end-of-life-difficulties. The rest of the family started to pray for this too.  It was a comforting thought and visual.

At 6 o’clock in the morning on March 21, 2012, the anniversary of my son, Christopher’s, death my sister, Sheridan, called, crying.

“Has she passed?” I asked.

“Christopher did it, he did it!” she kept saying.  “He came and carried her away.”

I had the biggest goose bumps I have ever had, all over my body.  I was immediately filled with relief, happiness and sadness.  I was so glad that Michele had been spared suffering. For me it was also an affirmation that you can have your prayers answered.

I know without a doubt that Christopher will take care of his Aunt Michele.  It also makes Christopher’s anniversary a more special day to share it with Michele.

Thanks to Christopher, I know Michele will rest in peace.


Michele & Radha

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11 Responses to “Goose bumps”

  1. Ruth Brousseau says:

    Radha, I am so sorry about your new loss, and happy that Chris was able to help you all out, and will, knowing that they are together in the world beyond words. I will be thinking of you and praying for your continued consolation.
    Sincerely, Ruth

  2. Linda Montgomery says:

    My prayers go out to you and Gary. You are an amazing role model to me!

  3. Shirley A. Sloan says:

    Radha I am so sorry for your loss and as in complete Radha style you have
    created something beautiful out of a sad situation. She would be so very proud of you. Christopher had never left anyone who knew and loved him.
    I still see that beautiful devilish smile.

    To Such a Special Lady sooo much class.

  4. Steve Sharp says:

    I am sorry for you loss, but I also think that with your prayers, God is showing you and everyone around you, that if we trust in him that he is in control, even though we may not understand why things happen the way they do, we just need to have faith.
    Your friend, Steve

  5. Lisa Bookstein says:

    Hello Radha,
    We’ve not spoken or met before, I was connected to you from another Lisa- Also so sorry for your loss, but magically floored by the timing and the love- If you would ever be interested in making a double heart mosaic, in loving memory, please come and be my guest at Heath Ceramics some time in the future. There is something very restorative that happens when you create a new heart out of broken pieces, which seems to be part of your coping tool kit as well-
    Breath often!
    Lisa B.

  6. Anne voilleque says:

    My dear dear Radha,
    You are in my heart.

  7. Stacy Kellogg says:

    Wow!! This is incredible. Michele and Christopher’s special day. Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your family. Thank you for the reminder that there are no coincidences.


  8. Millie Amis says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Grief and loss have been a large part of your life, but you have shared them and the positive notes they have created. All your grace notes add up to a symphony that helps others deal with difficult situations. Keep those notes coming.

  9. KIKE CALVO says:

    What can I say Radha. I had the pleasure of knowing you during my National Geographic Expedition, and I was, as your husband said, impressed by your warmth and heart. Keep on helping others. It brings light to this world.

  10. Elizabeth Marlow says:

    Hi Radha,
    Thank you for sharing this bittersweet blessing/ending/beginning with me. My heart aches that your sister, Michelle, is no longer with you and Sheridan but it also soars at the thought of Christopher and his auntie together again!
    With love,

  11. Oh, Radha! I’m sending you the biggest hugs! You have had me in tears! What an incredible journey you and Christopher have been on together and now your sister Michelle will be watching over you too! Sending lots of love.

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