Last night was an incredible summer night!
I gathered together on a beach at sunset with about thirty others.
The family of my late Godson Sean wanted to pay tribute to him on his birthday.
They have done the most amazing job of keeping his memory alive.
It’s quite touching. They all continue to do FB tributes, they host events, and they write poems, and they wear his shirts, and his rubber band bracelet.
His grandmother Barbara told me she wont ever take it off!!
The main reason we had come together was to send lanterns up to the sky for Sean…
There is so much love for this young man it’s incredible. I know he feels it wherever he is.
Well, we tried and tried and tried to no avail. Finally his very determined brother in law Danny managed to send one lantern up.
We were all so excited and I screamed “Happy Birthday Sean we LOVE YOU!!!!” It was a moment indeed.
Danny, still determined, eventually got another one to ascend up and into the big night sky.
Another Yahoo and “We love you Sean!!!” It was really cool.
We thought the night was over and we started to gather our things. Well, now this is the most incredible part.
So help me God this is how it actually happened…
Someone came running from the beach and yelled to those of us headed away, “You have to see this!!!” We all started running back, and those still there just turned around.
Then all I heard was “OH MY GOD,” and about ten loud and awestruck WOWS….
There on the water was the MOST AMAZING AND MOST MAGNFICENT AND MOST INCREDIBLE FULL MOON!
AND IT WAS AN ORANGE MOON. I WAS STANDING next to Seans’ little daughter Abigail (he also has a son Sean jr. pictured here) and since she was born on Halloween
her late father’s symbol to her was a big pumpkin, I had to assure her “Your dad is here and he is giving you the moon.
He loves you and all of us so much he just had to be here!!!” The moon was smiling and so bright like I had not ever seen. It looked just like a big orange pumpkin.
I was deeply moved. WE all stood there in awe for several minutes. Truth be told, I can not even describe it. And any pictures that we took or that I can find online DOES NOT DO IT JUSTICE. It was simply one of those YOU HAD TO BE THERE moments. I am doing the best I can to share it with you.
I know Sean’s parents felt enormous and incredible love. His mom was moved to tears and his father was speechless. We all believed it was Sean wanting to join us and assure us he is happy and watching over us.
I always believed this anyway. And I know we will all remember this night and this moon forever.
Shortly after he passed, January 7th, 2019, leaving his home after visiting the family, when I got back into my car the loveliest and most soothing Celtic music was playing. (Sean is Irish)
I had on a different station that doesn’t play Celtic music. The music sounded angelic and like Sean was dancing and smiling in heaven.
I say this because that is exactly what he is doing…and he’s laughing too. He loves us and we love him…and LOVE like this does the most Magical Things!
And the best part of all….IT NEVER DIES!
When you are loved, cherished and celebrated as much as Sean, you can dance, smile and be happy from wherever you are.
So, AS I ALWAYS SAY, LET’S CELEBRATE AND REMEMBER AND PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR DEPARTED LOVED ONES. THEY APPRECIATE IT AS MUCH AS WE GET COMFORT FROM IT.
And, then maybe one day when we cross over we will be so well remembered! I think this is the most beautiful thing. We are literally keeping love alive…
If you are not able to get 30 people on a beach, you can simply talk to your departed loved ones. Light candles before their pictures, frame their pictures, visit their graves, celebrate their birthday, read their favorite books, and be sure to share their legacy and their stories with the children and young people in the family.
I lovingly and consistently practice all of the above for Ming and for Aunty and Uncle D. and other precious loved ones of mine who have changed form (and I do this alone), but I am now reaching out to my family and asking them to join me Sunday evening September 5th lanterns on our beach for our Ming and Monday March 7th for our Aunty H. (a birthday party)! Will you join me? I can assure you, it's GOOD KARMA!
photo on left courtesy Pinterest