A recent trip brought me to the house I grew up in and I was looking through a pile of things I had stored there during the moving process to bring a few more items home with me.
I found a photo board from my late husbands funeral folded in half, tucked between two wall hangings and written on the back was, “Burn after engaged to the next Mr. Right. He must live up to these standards!”
Tucked inside the photo board was the 2 foot by 3 foot valentine card I had given him.
I took a few moments and looked at all the photos recalling the wonderful life we had together, and reflecting on how different I had become. Looking at the photos through what felt like different eyes. Realizing I would have been married 7 years this year.
Then wondered, could I really burn this?
I was already married to the next Mr. Right after all.
Could I let go of the past and fully embrace my new life and marriage?
Using self hypnosis I explored keeping the photos and large valentine card as well as following through and burning them as originally intended.
Moments later I was walking towards the basement to the wood furnace room.
I opened the door separating the house from the furnace room and stepped inside closing the door behind me.
For a moment I paused standing before the furnace and read my handwriting on the folded photo board, “Burn after engaged to the next Mr. Right. He must live up to these standards!”
Then with a silent prayer of gratitude I opened the furnace door and placed it and the oversized valentine card inside.
Immediately after closing the furnace door, the door back to the house unlatched and swung open!
Smiling I stepped through the open door, looking back briefly to see the smoke rising to the sky. The photos and valentine were going to be with him and I will always have the memories.
Was it and angel or him who opened the door?
I’ll never know, but I do know it was a sign for me to fully embrace my new life, marriage and to live my life - that he would always be with me.
Jessica L Hanson CHt. LLC