One day I’ll write about my near-death experience
by Lori Beasley Bradley
The TNT network is advertising a new program called Proof. It is based on stories from people who have had near-death experiences and their proof of an afterlife. In March 2009, I suffered a very severe stroke. I was in a medically induced coma for 10 days. I flat-lined for a bit of time, they told me. During that episode, I suppose I had an experience.
I was at my grandparents’ house at about the time I was 9 or 10. I walked up the stairs to their porch, and my Grandpa asked me what I was doing there so early. I thought I was there to pick strawberries from his patch and told him I wanted to get an early start while it was still cool. He told me I was there too early and should go back. I thought that was odd. I lived almost 15 miles away. Why would I go home just to turn around and come back?
I asked him where Granny was and he told me she was in the house. I went to the front door and tried to get in, but it was locked. I saw a bright light coming from the kitchen and thought that odd because Granny was very energy conscious and never left lights on during the day. I knocked again and Granny came to the door and told me I was there too early and had to go back. I tried to push the door open, but she wouldn’t let me in. She told me to go back. I didn’t understand and I didn’t want to leave.
After waking in the hospital and thinking back on the experience, I wondered why my mom, dad, and brother weren’t there. They had all passed, as well. I think it was because I had a very special connection to my grandparents, and the experience made sense that they would be waiting to welcome me to the afterlife. My parents and brother are probably waiting for other members of the family in places and times special to them.
It was all the proof I needed. I am certain there is an afterlife and that loved ones are waiting for me there. I’m certain this will make it into a book someday.
Lori is beginning a new project she is calling The Soiled Dove Sagas. It will be a three-book series about two young women who find themselves taking up prostitution as a way to make a living in the 1870s. Lori’s first book is The Legend of the Swamp Witch. Follow Lori on Facebook or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.