I have never watched the John Edwards show. My mother died of cancer 10 years ago, and it's a little uncomfortable for me to watch, because it hits too close to home. I have always been fascinated by the whole tarot card/fortune telling/spirits, ala sixth sense stuff.
I have a friend who works at a radio station in Portland ME. after last Halloween he called me to tell me about a woman he had on his night show, that could communicate with spirits. She said that she could see and speak to them, and that we all have loved ones that have passed that watch over us, and when she speaks to someone, thier loved ones come to her. He was blown away by her (she would do thier morning show like once a week but this was his first experience with her) and told me about some of the things she had done. Since he was the one in the studio, taking calls, he knew this wasn't a set up.
I got her # from him & called her & left a message that my friend Mike had given me her #. She called me back & even though she was booked until March (this was in the beginning of Nov) she made an appointment for me for 3 days later. She said since I was a friend of Mikes (who she adored) she would only charge me half of what she normally did for a reading. I offered in return to send her some cds. She said since I was willing to do that, she would charge me NOTHING (she normally charged $100 an hour).
I called her on our appointed time. She knew nothing about me, (and my friend Mike is a 'business friend, who doesn't know much about me either. Has never met me face to face. we talk once a week about business & he has no personal details about my life) because I hadn't told her anything. The first words out of her mouth once we started where, 'who's adopted? is it you?' Well, I am adopted. She then said that my grandmother was there with her (now my birth grandmother has passed, not my adoptive one) and she asked me if she had died before I was born, because she didn't think we had ever met. I told her it was because we never had. Then she said my mother was there, and said that my mother had died of cancer, had she not? She had (and this is a pretty general guess, because alot of people die of cancer). She told me that my mother wanted me to know that she was out of pain, and 'whole' again. What did this mean she asked? I said that my mother had a masectomy (sp) and maybe she meant that were she was, she was whole again. She then said to me 'you were there when your mother died, weren't you?' I said yes. she said 'you stood on her left side, and you kissed her on the cheek'. I have NEVER told ANYONE that. My mother was in a coma, and before we let her go, we took turns going back to say our goodbyes. I stood on the left side of her, held her hand, told her I loved her and kissed her on the cheek. I hadn't thought about that in years. That right there proved to me that this lady was the real deal. That is a random 'you've been in a bad relationship, haven't you?' kind of comment.
Not everything she said was dead on, but at one point she asked me who Robert was. Robert is my boyfriend. She said that my mom thought he was charming. She said my mom wanted to know how Ellen was. Ellen was my moms bestfriend. She said that my mom was worried about Don. Don was my stepfather & married to my mom when she died. He has never recovered from the loss. She said that my mom goes and visits him, and tries to give him signs that she's there, but dismisses it as wishful thinking. the first 7 years of my mother death, my stepfather would spend march (thier wedding anniversary) through August (her birthday) only getting out of bed to go to work. He's gotten better but the last time I saw him (it was the first time in like 3 years) his hair had all gone white, and his teeth had turned rotten because he stopped caring. I KNOW that my mom is concerned about him, and hearing Vicki tell me that, only strenghten my belief in her gift.
Vicki also knew something, that I have told noone else. That my mother told her. Not going to go into the details, but it left me floored.
I'm a pretty agressive driver & have always enjoyed driving fast. I was actually voted 'worst driver'
in my high school. I wrecked many cars & my mom was always getting after me. At one point during the conversation, Vicki said to me 'you mom says quit driving so fast! you're scaring her!' IMO that isn't something that you pluck from thin air & anyone can relate to.
She told me that my mother says I have to stop missing her so much, because she never went anywhere. She visits me through out the day, and every morning she gives me a hug, and she kisses my forehead every night before I go to sleep.
At one point she said to me 'is your father alive?' and I asked, my birth father or my adoptive father? and she said 'I mean your adoptive father, I know that your birth father has passed because he's standing right in front of me' I never met my birth father because he died before I found him. I didn't tell her that he died.
The whole experience was draining, and when it was over I couldn't stop crying for days. Not that it was a bad thing, but my feelings were exposed, and all the carefully constructed walls I had built to protect myself from the pain had been stripped away. It was a very emotional experience. I would do it again because I believe that she was the real deal, and I was able to communicate in some small way with my mother. Everyone is entitled to thier own opinion, and this is just my experience. I know that it was my mother, and not a demon, or malicious being. Before this, I'm not sure what I believed. I had an open mind about it, but had never personally had an experience with it. Now I have.