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If you knew you were going to die...

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posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 08:12 PM
One Saturday, after my weekly piano lesson, Daddy called Mom and I into the bedroom. He had been very weak with heart problems. He told us he would die that night. He also said not to worry, he knew he was right with God and he would go to Heaven. Mom told him he wasn't going to die. He reaffirmed, "When the sun comes up in the morning, I will be gone."
He sent mom out and told me he loved me, that I should take care of Mom and finish school. (I was only 15 at the time.)
Then he sent me out and called Mom. They had 7 big photo albums of all the things they had done since their marriage. They talked through their life together.
Then Daddy was tired and took a nap. We didn't know what to do or what to expect. It was a long afternoon and evening. We sat in the living room with the TV on, but we didn't pay any attention to it.
Eventually, it was late and I went to bed.
About 4:00am Mom woke me. Daddy was in distress He was struggling to breathe. Mom wanted to call the rescue squad, but Daddy was adament. He was going to die, he didn't want to waste money on something that wouldn't do a bit of good. Mom pleaded and finally told me to keep him busy while she ran to the other end of the house to call for help.
While she was gone, I stood at the foot of the bed and saw a very strange thing. I could see that physically Daddy was in a lot of pain, but when I looked into his eyes, he was at peace. Then the light in his eyes went out.
As the rescue squad rolled his lifeless body out of the house, the eastern sky was just starting to brighten.
How did he know?
Would you want to know?
What would you do it you knew you had less than 24 hours to live?

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 08:22 PM
I would go to work, an hour there seems like a lifetime, so after 24 i would be ready to die.

Seriously though that is a deep subject, I have given it some thought before, mainly just try to have fun.

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 08:35 PM
reply to post by uncommon-sense

I would go to work, an hour there seems like a lifetime, so after 24 i would be ready to die.

I laughed.
(no offense to Shapeshiftress

But... Your dad was one of the fortunate few who get to die that way- at peace.

I'd probably have done the same thing your dad did.

[edit on 19-6-2010 by star in a jar]

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:35 PM
Well..kick me and make me cry.

I feel bad for you and those he left behind. He knew. Thats amazing.

Hope you are doing well. My condolences.

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 10:08 PM
When my aorta dissected which was very painful they took me to the ER.
I was only partly conscious but I was telling my mum not to resuscitate me.
They cut me open,took out my aorta,stopped my heart,put back in a
plastic one, then resuscitated me. I was 59 at the time.

Then I got to spend 8 days in the ICU. Quite horrible.

At all times carry a written note on your person indicating your wishes and who is not allowed to make decisions for you, should you become unconscious.

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 10:25 PM
I have thought(on serious occasions) I was going to die a few times before, but only for a few moments in one situation and a few minutes in the other. So I dont know what it would be like if it was hours or days before, but I do know what its like. Its really surreal, the last time was recent, and I felt bad for my parents and was just overwhelmed. I wouldnt mind knowing when I was going to die if I was old, I dont have fear of dieing, I just don't want to leave anyone behind early.

[edit on 19-6-2010 by CREAM]

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 10:34 PM
Oh my, many many years ago my Uncle did the same thing. The only difference was that he had not been sick. He had been with the family that evening, they had dinner, watched TV and he played games with the kids. He got up around his usual time from his chair and announced to his family that he would not be with them tomorrow - his time had come to an end. He went to bed and was found dead the next morning by his grandson. I have thought about that many times thru the years, how did he know?

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 10:59 PM
Thank-you for this question....

I have been blessed with being able to be there for both of my grandparents when they left this earth...
Both of their deaths are what I would feel they both would have planned(if you can plan such a thing)

My grandfather: The whole family around his bed as he took his last breath...

My grandmother: Seemed as thou she didn't want the whole gang there.So My mother and I told everyone to go home. We would sit with her through the night...My mother and I sat by her bed saying the rosary(as she would have wanted)I won't go into to many details, but let me tell you it was a very spiritual event...One more thing thou.I found she was breathing hard so I left the room to go to the nurses station and as I reached the nurses station I heard my mother yell out,"Mom ,I love you"
You see she didn't even want me there.My mother is the oldest of the girls and she depended on her...She depended on her and she was always there when she needed her...

As for me: I want to be a old women.With the whole family at my side...And yes I want to know when it is coming ...I'm not afraid of my last breath... I just want to be prepared

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:36 PM
When I was a kid, the old man that lived in the house across the street told my father that he would die over the weekend and by Monday he was gone. I don't know if he had health problems or not, but clearly something told him that he was in his final days.

Animals often know that death is imminent. I've had several cats that will hide someplace out of the way the days before they pass. And, of course, we've all heard about the way that elephants travel to the "elephant graveyard" to die.

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:17 AM
If I knew I was going to die, I'd write letters to all my relatives saying goodbye. I'd give away everything that I own.

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:26 AM
Very touching. He knew. A lot of people do, I think. That's oddly comforting in a way. I've had people I love go both ways...suddenly with no warning and slowly with lots of time. Both kind of suck.

Me? I'd lay on my big bed with lots of pillows and my kiddo and husband and doggies and play my 100 favorite songs just one last time, and just hold them and let them hold me and talk. I'd tell them I love them and that it was a good life and that they should make the absolute most of the rest of theirs or I'll come back to haunt them. And we'd laugh a little, I hope, and cry a little, I imagine. And then when the time came, I'd close my eyes, say. "Love ya...see ya on the other side," and go.

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:28 AM
reply to post by Incubus

good post

if I knew I was going to die, I would take some rapists and murderers with me ....

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 07:26 AM
Thank you for the replies. I enjoyed reading all of them.

uncommon-sense and star in a jar
That was a funny response. Peace is the best way to go.

Thank you, it's been a long time. Mom tried to "call back the dead." It's an old farmers superstition. It was the only scary thing of the night to me. I was trying to form a plan about what to do if she totally lost it. Fortunately, the rescue squad got there before that happened.

That was quite an experience. Yes, DNR orders are important. I guess it's a mom instinct, they don't want to lose their children. IF you died, what would have happened to your spirit?

Daddy had fought through a heart attack 5 years earlier. I was only 10 and he wasn't ready to leave us. But his body became a prison and trapped him. He was ready to go not only spiritually, but physicially too.

I would like to know how they know too. I should have asked, I wonder what he would have answered?

Many people think it would be awful to see a loved one go, but it had the opposite effect on me. I could see he was in peace and would be alright. I was sad for my loss, but more happy for his regained health and freedom.

I wonder if I will know too. Daddy's favorite cat also stole away to die.

Then, you would have to think of what to say to each family member. Would you leave them a word, a memory, a hope...

Daddy did relive the best part of his life - his marriage with Mom before going to sleep.
Since you can't be sure when you will die, it's best to be ready all the time.

How would you know where to find such people? I don't think I would want to die playing God.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 05:13 PM
I would beat the ***** out of people i should of done a while ago

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 05:13 PM
I would beat the ***** out of people i should of done a while ago

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 05:18 PM
That was a beautiful way to pass.

He knew, so he spent time with his special people.

I can't think of a better way to pass to the next existence.

Thanks for your post.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 06:36 PM
I swore to myself that I would not
publicize this story that I am going
to share with you now for fear of
ridicule and disbelief but I digress.

Folks want to know how people know
when they are gonna die. In my case,
I was told by an unknown visiting
entity in my bedroom. But my encounter
placed my death way into the future
according to this entity. This event
happened in 1991 and it progressed
like this.

In 1991, I had just laid down on my bed
to go to sleep when I felt a presence.
It made my hair stand up all over my body.
Then down at the foot of my bed I saw
an object forming into the physical realm.
It was a round sphere about the size of a
soccer ball. It was illuminating a bright
white glow with a light fog or smoke
surrounding it. The object was rotating
slightly clockwise and the fog was
rotating counter clockwise. It looked very
similar to the round ball entity in the Eddie
Murphy Disney movie "Haunted Mansion"
or similar title. But I saw this entity in 1991
long before that disney movie was ever

Needless to say, I was so scared and I couldn't
move. It was like I was in a trance, staring at
this glowing ball hovering about 3 feet off the
floor. I felt my kidney functions fail and I wet
all over the bed and myself from fright.

This entity then proceeded to communicate
with me telepathically. I did not see mental
images but it was more like an orator telling
me a brief story. It was more like a warning
than anything else.

This entity told me that I would die when I was
47 years old and that I would be killed. It didn't
use the word murder it used killed. And the use of that
word has puzzled me over the years since then.
Meaning it could be unintentional or an accident.

I will celebrate my 47th birthday in a few weeks
and I have looked back over my life to see
if I have been significant here in this world.
And have come to the conclusion that this world
is fixed and we all have a destiny. The choices
we make are not really choices but our make-up
by nature makes us think they are choices but in
essence we are just following a pre-approved
plan by someone or thing who is in control.
Else that entity wouldn't have visited me to
give me that information.

This encounter in 1991 lasted no more than 30
seconds and it disappeared and I have never
seen it again. It was not hostile toward me.
But it came with a message and left.

I often wonder why I was granted this visit.
And I think it was because someone cared
enough about me to make me realize that my
life was finite in scope and I needed to get on
the ball (catch up) to fulfill what my purpose
here was. Maybe i was unconsciously running
behind on my life's time clock.

I wonder if others have had this same
experience but maybe on a shorter
time scale. Maybe an entity appeared to them
and told them they were going to perish
in a few days or a week or a month or maybe
tomorrow. If we ALL had this foresight, do you
not think our world would be a whole lot
brighter? Wouldn't we cherish it more with
every passing moment. Would we work as hard?
Or love a lil harder?

I think I have fulfilled my purpose here already
and I earnestly await my time. For I feel the
place I am going will be a far site better
than where I am today.

best wishes

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:03 PM
Originally posted by boondock-saint

Thank you for sharing your experience. No one here will ridicule your experience.

I was blessed that everyday was important at my house. Dad was 57 when I was born and his family had a history of sudden fatal heart attacks. He survived his first heart attack, but we always treated each day as if it could be the last.

I'm not sure I would want to know 20 years in advance.

If a similar thing happened to me, I would want to know who sent the message. I would go to the Lord and trust Him to decide when my time is finished.

I don't know if Dad heard or felt or saw something that told him.

I am looking forward to seeing him again in Heaven. That will be a grand reunion.

Again, thanks for sharing.

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 04:31 PM
I'd like to think I would go have my favorite meal, you know the one that you don't have that often because of it 's location or how expensive it might be?

Write out a will DETAILING what to do with my assets so as to not have people fighting over it. Silly how your family like aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters all get along and once someone dies and there is money and assets involved, the family splits. Read about it all the time and the whole time family are quoted saying "Mom/Dad would roll over in their grave if they knew so-and-so was getting X property/money". Sad.

Have the guts to walk up and tell someone you really liked/loved them in secret all these years and was too afraid to do it. The sad part would be if they said they liked/loved you, too, and now you will be dead by tomorrow so you didn't get to have time with them when you should have said something years ago.

Call some of the people (that you could reach) that had some life changing influence on you although they have no idea and thank them.

Get to eat all the bad stuff you may have given up in your diet years ago like ice cream, etc. and roll your eyes because it tastes so good!

Sit and watch the sun rise because I'm not sure I ever have.

Look at the list you just wrote and wonder why you don't do them now before being told you might die in 24 hours. (these are all my things, btw)

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 04:33 PM
I think i was supposed to have died by now.

Funny that.

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