October 22, 2007

I had the most amazing experience last weekend. I experienced John Edward in person. For those who do not know John Edward, he is a psychic and tours the country. He is also the host and star of WE (Woman's Entertainment Channel) John Edward Cross Country. My friend Leslye and I attended this event here in Vegas. She came in from Orange County and through a mutual friend, we were given tickets for this amazing opportunity.

There were about 500 people in the room. As we entered, we both looked at each other and said, "Where should we sit?" We both agreed that wherever we sat would be fine. However, after we found our spot, we could heard others who entered the room ask each other the same question. Funny, we all thought where we would sit would actually matter if we were read. There was one lady, well into her 60's, who dressed like she was 18 years old. I thought to myself that she thought John would notice her too and read her. (PS:  She wasn't read).

The event began and John did not read either me or Leslye. I hoped for her sake she would be picked to be read. She lost her daughter last December and is suffering beyond words. I can't imagine, nor do I ever want to feel, what she is going through. I know her world will never be the same. I also know that various fun things we do together are just Band Aids. Her world is shattered.
This experience was truly surreal. I sat there as JE felt compelled to call focus in on various people. He did read a group in our row. The stories and situations were so sad. Some were funny, but mostly sad. One mother lost two children. One couple watched as their son committed suicide. One woman found that even though her mother passed on and her parents prior to her mother's passing were officially divorced and dad remarried, there were some intimacy involving her parents. Even though we weren't read, I personally got so much out of it. JE told a story of a mom whose daughter had passed on. The daughter had Cerebral Palsy and he didn't get that far in the reading with the mother when he told her she was dancing. The mother said, "No way." He then explained to her that when she slept when she was alive, she always danced when she dreamt.  He found out she slept a lot and now she is dancing.
My mother died an invalid. I knew the day she left this earth, she was walking again. My parents died exactly seven years to the day of each other. My parents loved to dance. Not Ginger and Fred, just Pearl and Arnold. The day my dad left us, I knew my mother was there to welcome him and they danced.
Lately, I constantly smell cigarettes. Steve and I gave up this habit 8 years ago. My mother smoked most of her life. Towards the end of it, she gave it up as well. I know this is going to sound odd, but I smell my mother's cigarette.
I have never had a "visit" from either parent. Some people have said their dreams are so vivid, they are visited by a parent or a person who left this earth. I have heard of others who have said they found their deceased loved one sitting on the bed at night. Again, this has never happened to me. However, there isn't a day goes by that I do not know my folks are with me.
When John Edward's event came to a close, he brought up a major point that I would like to share. He mentioned that one should never let anything go unsaid. If tomorrow never comes, we've missed the opportunity to tell a loved one how we feel. Good or bad. No guilt and no regret!!
I've felt this way for a long time and I never end an phone conversation with my good friends or my family without saying, "I love you."
It's very soothing and I love you goes a very long way. If you have an opportunity to see John Edward in person, go for it. If you can see him on the WE channel, do not miss it. He is an amazing and caring individual. And to the person who got us these tickets, you know who you are..... Thank you and I love you. You are the best.!!!




Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
... Stevie Nicks, c1975

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