decided to go home on March 13, 2005. Since then, we have
had lots of things happen which indicate her presence with
us. One incident is particularly significant.
Dad had been getting terrible headaches and nothing seemed
to help him. One Sunday night about 2 a.m. while he was sleeping,
he saw himself talking to someone. He knew it was Mum though
he did not see her. He had been to the doctor the week before
for his headaches, and Doc could find nothing wrong. We were
dream he was speaking to Mum and he said to her, "Lil,
why am I getting these headaches? What is going on?"
He says that he heard someone say to him, "Change your
glasses." He is sure it was Mum. The next morning he
wore his old glasses and his headaches disappeared. He was
thrilled and said to someone yesterday that he has proof now
that she is taking care of him.
Mom used to have a problem with her esophagus which resulted
in her coughing and choking when she ate. This problem may
have had to do with their early history. Mom and Dad fell
in love but had a hide-and-seek romance because her family
did not consider him an appropriate suitor for their daughter.
(I am Indian). When they were found out by their families,
they were forbidden to see each other. Mom went on a hunger
strike and nearly died. Dad sneaked into her house and found
her starving to death so he fed her and he did so for many
days until she regained her health. Therefore, the coughing
and choking are a significant reminder of that period in their
early life. Dad used to scold Mom about rushing through her
meals, and only later did it transpire that the coughing and
choking were a result of her esophagus problem.
Dad always shares his food with her by leaving a small bit
on the side of his plate. For no reason one day, he started
to cough and choke. I teased him by saying that Mom was reminding
him that she is standing by him. He believed me since he has
never had a problem like that. A few days ago was the first
day since March 13th this year that Dad forgot to leave Mum
some food while eating lunch. He said he started coughing
and choking really badly and then remembered Mum, and said
to her that he was sorry for forgetting her. Thereafter he
had no problem with choking.
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