I was pregnant with my son, who is now nine, my fifteen-
year-old brother asked me to name my son after him.
Two days later he was killed by a fellow classmate.
My son was born three months after my brother's death.
He has the same first and middle name. I never believed
in reincarnation until my son began to talk as a toddler.
I met my second husband when my son was about two years
old. One day, he was babysitting for me. He took my
son out to lunch and then returned home on a road my
son had never seen before. As my husband passed an old
saw mill that had been closed for years, my son got
very excited. My husband pulled the truck over and asked
him what was wrong. He said, "That's where I died!!"
My husband called me at work, very upset, wanting to
know why my two-year-old son would say something like
that. I hadn't known him long at that time and had not
told him the specifics about my brother's death. But
my brother had died at a saw mill, since that was where
his classmate lived.
When my son was about four years old, I picked him up
from daycare one day and we were driving home. He was
sitting up front with me and suddenly began to tell
me what to do when I die. He said, "Mommy, when
you die, listen up. Don't listen down. They will be
talking to you from both places. But you just have to
listen up. That's how to get to heaven."
A few weeks ago, another strange incident happened.
My son was visiting his dad for the weekend. He was
talking to my mother and father on the phone. My son
began telling my mom that he had been with his grandpa
(my dad) when he had put a horse down because of a broken
leg. My mom couldn't figure out what he was talking
about. The last horse with a broken leg had been many
years ago. My son described the white horse with small
red spots, and recalled that he and grandpa had to walk
through the woods to get to him. That horse had died
about two years before my son was born, and it had been
my brother and my dad who had put him down.
We all had an unbreakable bond with my brother. He was
a good kid who lost his life long before he deserved
to. I know a lot of people think that I'm crazy or that
I want my brother back and that's why I feel this way.
But my oldest daughter, who was 2-1/2 when my brother
died, talked about him coming to see her at night for
those three months before my son was born. This kind
of thing continued to happen until my son was born.
I never believed in reincarnation, but I now believe
that my brother has a second chance at life!!
Posted August 29, 2006