My Mother ...
The day of my mum's funeral a fantail (her favorite animal) flew into the house.
The very next day when I turned up I found the front door locked and thought, I bet dad and the others are all asleep so the house will be locked up and I will have to wake them up. I went around to the side door and it was unlocked - just as I went inside my boyfriend pointed out a little fantail sitting on the exposed beam watching me.
I told my sister and she said she sees them now at her place from her kitchen window! Ever since then I see fantails everywhere - is this a sign from her?
I used to blow dandelion with my mum's mum (my grandmother) and I always said to myself when she goes the random dandelion that I see will be a sign she is here. .... Ironically, I saw them a lot every time I heard news about how bad mum's cancer was getting ;-(
Another thing I found bizarre when mum was in hospice care, I stayed at my parent's house for a bit. As I was stressed about mum and went outside for a cigarette via that same sliding door that was miraculously unlocked, and couldn't get back in as it was locked! It was as if mum was telling me off the smoking using the very same door I used to sneak in and out of as a teen.
Is this my mum playing with locks? She was always so astute when it came to locking up the house.