”Roll up! Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour! Step right this way!”
Author’s note: There are a few folks out there who seem to have crossed direct paths with Mom since she died. I am sad to report I am not one of them, although if you recall from previous blogs, I did drop some hints that unexplained events have occurred of late. Mom’s Magical Mystery Tour. One of the first happened to my dear friend Simi Wein. I have invited her to drop by and tell you about it to kick off The Tour.
Simi and I have known each other for over thirty years. Unlike me, she is pragmatic survivor and a grown up adult. That is one of the reasons I wanted her to tell this story. I wish I knew back then – when Simi’s Mom passed – what I know now. I would have been a better friend, like she has been to my family.
I hope to have other guest bloggers add to our story over the coming weekends. I am still finding my way during this year without Mum and out in the blog world. This seems like it might be fun. So choose a seat and get comfortable for this tour. Here we go! First stop…….
My spiritual awakening….by Simi Wein
It was a typical Saturday morning for me.
I woke up early, went the gym for my workout and then immediately headed to my chiropractor’s office for a much needed massage. I must have been tired after the workout and found my self in a meditation state about halfway through the massage.
All of a sudden I hear an upbeat jingle. I can’t exactly place what the song is for a minute.
It definitely was not your typical soothing massage music. (Certainly not Enya, which I love to listen to during my massages).
Then it hits me. It was a rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”
I find that odd since the music had changed so drastically from what I am used to hearing during my sessions.
Then I feel a breeze and then it happens….. In a small whisper I hear Margo’s voice!
How do I know it was Margo? Margo has a very distinct almost nasal Boston accent and she says in a whisper, “Simi, please tell my girls not worry. I know they are worrying. Please let them know I am fine.”
And “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” is her favorite song.
Then I saw a vision of Margo dancing and I really do know at that moment she is fine and happy.
Then she said, “Thank you for being such a good friend to Elayne.”
Another reason I know its Margo, not my mind playing a trick on me.
She said, “Elayne.”
All of us call her EK or Mama or Thea, but never, ever Elayne!
Then as quickly as she came, Margo danced away.
I almost jumped off the massage table but I knew if I did I would have freaked out the therapist and really I just wanted to relish the moment. It was so surprising.
That moment changed me forever. I’ve lost the three closest people to me (except my husband, thank God). My Dad, my Mom and my confidant, cheerleader and the woman that saved my life, Leah. Leah was not only a friend, but my NA Sponsor for over fifteen years. None of these beloved souls have ever come back to me in the spiritual way as Margo did.
I know they are my angels looking down, but they remain silent. I have never experienced someone coming to me from the other side as Margo did. I am beyond grateful for this experience. She touched me in such a spiritual way I now know that truly there is life after death. We are all going to meet again.
Back to that wonderful Saturday.
I was actually going from my massage that day to EK’s house to meet my husband Stu to deliver some of the boxes full of china and trinkets we helped pack and drive back to Miami after Margo’s funeral.
Did Margo know that I was going there?
After the massage I got in my car and took in what just happened. I called EK and told her to sit down. I proceeded to tell her what I had just experienced. Thank God, I was only 10 minutes away from her house I could not wait to get there and share what I was feeling. I wanted her to know what her mom just did for me and to let the “Girls” really know that Margo was okay.
We immediately called Gale. At this time on a weekend, Sissy was on her way to work and we did not want to freak her out. EK said, “I will tell Sissy later when she calls me. She never calls before work.”
So we FaceTimed with Gale and had a good cry together while my poor husband was stuck unloading his SUV by himself and struggling around the bawling conference call.
We finally hung up and not two minutes later, EK’s cell phone rang.
It was Sissy! Ten minutes from work, she just felt she should call. We had another a good cry and a laugh about the mysterious ways of “Mum.”
It is said that a spirit does not come to you unless you are open and in a meditation state.
I know in my heart of hearts Margo knew exactly when to come to me and to come through music because music is such a touchstone for me every day. It brings me joy and it keeps me going.
My life is better because of EK and her crazy tribe, but my life is forever changed in an amazing spiritual way because of dear, dear Margo Brandt.
I am forever grateful to be a part of this family. Margo… I miss you, but your wisdom and your heart lives on through “Your Girls.”
With deep gratitude,