Many of you know that after my husband’s tragic fall on May 16th, he sustained two brain bleeds and spent the final weeks of his life recuperating in Denver, which is about six hours from where we live. I saw him on Wednesday and he looked and felt good, was walking, talking, eating and doing well. I was planning on him coming home soon. But that was not to be. Two days later he suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in a Denver hospital.
When I came home from the local hospital while he was being transported by air to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, I turned his cell phone off. It was on his dresser because he’d gone to bed before his tragic fall. I slipped it into the leather belt case and dropped it into his top dresser drawer.
Last night, something was making a faint pinging noise over and over again. I searched for the source until I realized it was coming from inside his dresser. I discovered it was his cell phone. Keep in mind that phone had been turned off and in said drawer for eight weeks. Shouldn’t the battery have been dead? I pulled it open and it lit up. All it said was “message”. As suspected, the battery was dead and it wouldn’t let me do anything more. I don’t know what you believe, but I believe those we love can give us signs after they have left this earth.
But wait. There is more. This morning I decided to finally look at my husband’s certified death certificates. I have had them for a few days, but hadn’t yet read them and this is where the story gets interesti
When the ER doctor told me that my husband was gone, it was 11:00 p.m. His death certificate tells me he died at 22:42 p.m. If you are not familiar with military time, 22:42 translates to 10:42. In law enforcement, 10-42 is the code for End of Watch.
UPDATE: I just remembered that I had his phone disconnected long ago because he couldn’t use a phone without help. Went and checked it just now and it does not work. How does that work?