Line To Heaven: Healing From John Edward

Huggybear's Stories
October 25-31 Edition

Line To Heaven 1

Anthony Vanaria felt guilty about his father’s death. He was a medical emergency instructor for the New York City Fire Dept., but he can’t even save his own father from a fatal heart attack.

But that same night, he had a dream so vivid he’d remember it throughout his life. In the kitchen, his father and his uncle, who died the year before, were playing cards.

“It’s really nice,” his father said when Anthony asked how he was. “You’ll find out someday.” Then his father and his uncle went inside a door that wasn’t there and Anthony woke up.

             Wishful thinking? But shortly, when his mother told him she can’t find the insurance policy, his father appeared again in his dream. It’s in a strongbox in the attic, said the fantasy. The next day, Anthony found it, just where his father said it would be.

                Six years later, Anthony was facing the most agonizing of human dilemmas: his mother had been in a vegetative state for months, and it was up to him to take away the life support. Painfully, he made the decision and he let her go. “I walked around with the worst grief I could ever imagine,” he recalls. “I felt like I couldn’t save my father’s life and that I had killed my mother.”

               His guilt drove him to desperation. Finally, he couldn’t stand it any longer, and he went to the medium Johnny Edward. As he and his wife walked up to the front door, a car pulled out of the driveway with the license tag 222 – the same number her mother, born February 22, kept showing her after she died. A feeling of being “overjoyed” swept over him as they entered.

“I felt like I was attending a reunion.”

                Anthony’s parents came through Johnny, assuring him that they continue to love him, joking about the hidden tattoo he got in their memory, and sending their love to their grandson Anthony III. The baby is due for months yet, and they haven’t told anybody that if it’s a boy, they’d name him in honor of Anthony’s father.

                “She says she knows you did all you could for her,” relays Johnny, and Anthony started to cry. “Her brain was gone and she thanks you for what you did; it was the right thing.”

                An unanswered question was tugging at Anthony. During his wedding reception, as he led his mother for the traditional mom-son dance, expecting ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ the song she chose, the DJ instead played “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler – the favorite song of his parents.  He became upset and later scolded the DJ who said, “A man came up to me and said that’s the song you wanted.” They searched for the man but there was no trace of him; the DJ described the mystery requester, and it fit Anthony’s father perfectly.

                Now Anthony asked his father, through Johnny, if that was him. Yes, came the answer. But, he insisted, is it that particular song? But that was all his father said about it.  Later, in the car, Anthony felt a sense of comfort and his parents’ loving presence. As he started to drive, he turned on the radio, what came on was ‘Wind Beneath My Wings.’

Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler

                Anthony and his wife started to cry, and he had to pull over. “I looked up in the sky,” he recalls, “and thanked God and my parents for the beautiful gift they gave me.”

To Be Continued Next Saturday

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Line To Heaven

"If I ever had a line to heaven I swear
I’d call you there..."

Jonathan Aquino's Journals
March 12, 2014, 

Sorcery has seemed to touch my life in the last few weeks. I'm going through events with a sense of the inexplicable yet inevitable, all shrouded in mists that cloud men's minds.



"My view of the afterlife is that it's made of different levels, depending on how spiritual a life we live." ~ John Edward
"If I ever had a line to heaven,
I swear I'd call you there,
and if I ever had a line to heaven,
I swear I'll be there tonight..."
"Did you ever know that you're my hero
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings..."
"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The union of the snake is on the climb,
moving up, it's gonna race, it's gonna break
through the borderline..."
Huggybear said…

“She says she knows you did all you could for her...”