In this memoir, a widow perceives communications from the other side that help her cope with devastating loss.
When Cowie’s (No Regrets, My Love, 2009, etc.) husband, Will, died unexpectedly, she thought that she’d lost him forever. But although his physical body was gone, she says that she discovered in time that his presence was still with her. Cowie recounts the signals that she says she received from her husband and explains how they were a light that guided her through dark times and gave her the strength to move forward. The signs, she says, took many forms, such as an unplugged printer that regularly came to life, mysterious “orbs” in photographs, messages in vanity license plates, and incredibly vivid visitations in dreams. She asserts that all of these are proof that “our loved ones…never leave us. They remain an active part of our world.” Skeptics, of course, will raise their eyebrows, explaining away what Cowie takes to be otherworldly communications as mere chance. But she’s firm in her belief that “there are no coincidences” and quietly eloquent in her descriptions of how her search for signs and comfort in these strange occurrences allowed her to process her grief: “If it weren’t for ADCs [after-death communications] and trusting in the eternal world that exists beyond this one, I couldn’t have made it through loss.” The book isn’t just a chronicle of paranormal events, but also a moving story of a woman struggling to remain connected to a deceased loved one. There are lessons and comfort here even for those who don’t believe that spirits can linger after death; for example, Cowie wisely counsels against the dangers of becoming addicted, explaining how she realized that “codependence on my visitations…was keeping me stuck in the past.” The purpose of Will’s messages, she concludes, was to teach her “to confront the hardships of life on my own” and ultimately to let her begin to enjoy life again without him.
A book that may offer hope and inspiration to those who have faith that the dead don’t leave the living behind.