Several years ago a young couple showed up in my office for Grief Counselling. Their 12 year old daughter, Sarah, had just died in an accident and they were in great need of someone to listen to them and help them to understand what had happened. They were looking for guidance, support and answers. The grief they were experiencing was immense. Sarah had been so alive only a short time ago and all of a sudden she was physically gone.
The most amazing things began to happen as I sat in the office with them offering my support and compassion. I felt cool drafts of air running past me, I would look up and see a shadow of Sarah, I felt tingling sensations through my body, and I intuitively knew that she was with us in spirit. As Sarah’s Mom talked, calmness started to move through me and I knew that Sarah was guiding us through her passing and the grief that existed for us all in that moment.
Sarah was a member of a 4H Club and had gone on a group outing to pick rocks on a ranch outside of the city. She had an inner ear infection and was not well, however, she was really looking forward to her outing with the group. While she was picking rocks, she lost her balance and was run over by the wheels of a tractor. Sarah’s sister and her aunt were with her when she died. As with any accidental death, the people who you are close to tend to question what they could have done differently so that this would not have happened. Her Mother and Father sat with me today wanting to remove the pain of losing their daughter by blaming themselves. Mom said she should have stopped Sarah from going and believed it was all her fault. She had always been protective of Sarah and was questioning why she hadn’t protected her this time. In that moment I knew from my connection with Sarah and her presence in the room with us, that it was simply Sarah’s time to go. She had much to do outside of the physical world and she was embarking on a journey that would not be easily understood by those who did not know about life, death and life purpose both here and in the world of spirit. Sarah’s life on earth was filled with her love of family, friends, animals and all of Creators wonders. She was a 12 year old who had given much of her true self to all she encountered on earth. When Sarah passed on a tree was planted in her honor outside of the school she attended. Sarah was and still is, physically and spiritually an angel who wants to help others and immerse herself in the beauty of every part of her life. She wants this earth, the world to be a better place to live in for us all.
While she was on earth, she loved to work in her mother’s store, be with and take care of her animals, spend time with her family, her friends and enjoy the beauty of each moment that she was immersed in. Sarah’s compassion for others was, and still is outstanding. She was an angel in her physical life and is now an angel in spirit. She creates some of the most amazing ways to let people know that she is O.K. and doing what she needs to do now in spirit.
The first encounter for me with her spiritual presence was very strong. Sarah has been ever present and creative in the ways that she lets people know that she is still with them. The day of Sarah’s funeral there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky that seemed to end right where Sarah at the site of the funeral. At the scene of the accident where Sarah died, a beautiful big heart shaped rock was found right on the sight of where the accident took place. From that point forward each time her family was missing her physical presence, a heart shaped rock would miraculously appear for them. During the time I was counseling her family, I had a bag of Apache Teardrop stones that I used to give out in programs to remind us if life should seem dark, we knew to hold the stone to the sunshine and the darkness would be gone and light shines through, just as it does in every moment in our lives. One day I reached into the bag of apache tears while I was thinking of Sarah, and to my surprise I found an apache tear I had never seen before. It was a perfect heart shaped stone with a small chip in the corner. Every stone from Sarah seemed to have that same chip out of the corner of it. Every time one of the stones showed up it was to assist with the lack of her physical presence in our lives and to overcome the overwhelming grief that people were feeling. For me it was always the time to acknowledge her presence spiritually in my life. Sarah is still very much with us all which became very evident to me today while I am writing her story. Knowingly, I have sensed her presence and I understand how important it is to get her message out into the world. Just as I began to writer her story, her mother called me and asked if I would listen to a letter that she had just written to send to her sister, whose husband had just died in an industrial accident. Strange occurrence, you bet, but that is the magic of Sarah.
I know that Sarah is very much present with her family, friends and me, whenever she is needed. Her angelic presence is never missed by those who know her story, and those who understand the gift of her compassion and caring on earth plane and beyond. There is never a rainbow in the sky that does not remind me of Sarah, and when her uncle passed on, surprisingly there was the most beautiful double rainbow that appeared in the sky directly over her family’s neighbourhood. At that time I was driving home from visiting friends who had just lost their first grandchild. I immediately thanked Sarah for her presence as I do every moment that I am aware of her being with me.
Note: Two years later as I was getting this ready for publishing, again Sarah was with us in spirit. Amazingly, the day that this part of my book was being typed was the anniversary date of her death. I consciously had no recollection of the date of her passing, however, I had been thinking about her mother and I knew it was time to call her. What a surprise to find out that this was a very important date for Sarah and her family.
I appreciate you Sarah for all that you are and all that you give to everyone that you touch with your presence.