Something very strange has been happening lately. It’s happened a few times, and I didn’t want to make a big deal about it, in case I was making it up or imagining it.
But it keeps happening. I’ll just say it.
The first time this happened, I was in the bedroom with Ellie (21 months), changing her diaper. She pointed over my shoulder and smiled a big smile of recognition.
Sissies! she exclaimed and pointed at the thin air behind my head.
I looked back – there was nothing I could see there. No shadows, or anything like that.
I went back to changing her diaper, and she really tried to get my attention. She kept pointing and saying “Sissies” (how she says sisters).
Then, she got very calm (highly unusual for her)- and laid her head down on my shoulder and was very sad for a bit. She wasn’t crying in a tantrum way, but more like a deep sorrowful way. She kept patting my arm to comfort me.
I didn’t know what to make of it – and didn’t want to make too much of it. But then it happened again! And often, she will point over my shoulder to no one I can see and smile or say hello.
Then, she also started saying “Boy!” and pointing up overhead! I have no idea what this means! She says “Boy!” often and will point at the air and start smiling and talking to someone who doesn’t appear to be there. She was only doing it around me – so I thought – well, maybe it’s just a funny game she’s doing.
But nope! She said the same thing to Paprika (10) – and will point and track something with her eyes while she’s talking. It’s really remarkable.
I remember back when Paprika was very little, she could speak very fluently at such a young age – and she would tell me what it was like before she was born. She remembered everything! She was only about 19 months old (but speaking like a four year old) – and would tell me the people/spirits she talked to, and even what it sounded like when she was inside my body!
I wish I’d tape recorded it – I didn’t try to record her because I didn’t want her to clam up or feel self-conscious. Whenever I take videos of Paprika, she gets really self-conscious and stops talking…and I really wanted to hear her true thoughts.
Another thing that’s been happening for the past year is that at around 3 am every night, I am surrounded by the smell of cigarette smoke, or some kind of burning smell (it smells like cigarette smoke to me, but not in a bad way). It’s not the heater (we don’t use heat in our house except for a few weeks in January) – and it’s not the air conditioning either (we don’t use that at night). There is NO explanation for it – and it will happen no matter where I am in the house!
The smell usually sticks around until about 4 or 5 am, and then it’s gone. It’s a very strong smell. I’m always up at that hour (writing after the kids are asleep). It started about a year ago, and I can feel a presence around me. I started talking to the spirit the other night, telling it to go to the light, and I haven’t smelled cigarette smoke since then.
I’ll have to let you know if I smell it again tonight. It’s crazy.
I just wanted to write these things down, so I remember them. I would like to think that Ellie is seeing her sisters in Heaven when she says “Sissies!” – but I guess I’ll have to wait until she can talk a little better so she can tell me for sure. I hope she remembers! 🙂