Friday, June 12
Was Her Deceased Father Waiting For Her Dying Mother?
From my clippings: An experience of a daughter whose mother died of cancer. Did her mother see her deceased father?
I was caring for my mother in her final weeks of life. She was terminally ill with cancer.
My mother was a non believer in religion, ghosts, the after- life and anything sh'd consider 'soppy nonsense'.
Two days before she died, she was in a bad way, bedridden, her pain managed by morphine. She was lapsing in and out of consciousness. I sat with her constantly.
One evening she suddenly became lucid and pointed towards the end of the bed. "Joe," she said, the name of my father, who had died twelve years earlier. "What, Mum?" I asked her.
"He's here, waiting for me," she told me. "I can see him".
She looked happy and serene.
I still don't know what to make of it. Cynically, I could say it was the drugs, but it did seem real to her and I witnessed no other visions or imaginings. I wonder?