Messages from Heaven – 2

When I wrote my last blog, I realised that it would have to be a “series” of Messages from Heaven. So, here goes …Messages from Heaven – 2.   Again, this post should, however, have been the first.

Vic and I often spoke about life after death. We often, stoically, discussed ways of communicating after “the event”. We agreed that the bed and bathroom would be off-limits.

We both believed that there would be a way.

Vic often, as a Convent Girl, expressed her fear that her pain would not end with her death. I was responsible for administering huge amounts of drugs to her during the last months of her life. Whilst the medication was prescribed by a Palliative Care doctor, I was not a medical person and feared this part of caring for her. I dreaded sticking needles into my child’s little body. The medication took her pain away but did I kill her???

After Vic died I washed her little body and dressed her in her warmest pj’s. I put her warmest woolly socks on her feet.

I whispered “Vic, you have to give me a sign… You have to let me know that you are okay”

“Vic, you know Mommy is a blond. You have to give me a clear sign. A very clear sign”

After the Memorial Service, we carried Vic’s coffin to the hearse. It was heart-wrenching carrying our brave little warrior knowing that this is it….

The Minister quoted from Ecclesiastes 3:20  “…all are from the dust, and all return to dust.”  and in Ecclesiastes 12:7 the Bible said, “Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it.”  

We said our finals goodbyes.  

We stood back and the undertaker secured the coffin with “coffin clasps”. He pressed a button and the rear door of the hearse slowly closed…and, opened. Very apologetically he resecured the clasps and again pressed the button to close the rear door. It slowly closed and…opened.

“Vic’s here. She is going nowhere” I said to nervous giggles of family and friends.

A very embarrassed undertaker apologised and again he fiddled with the coffin and the clasps. The third time he pushed the button the door closed.

Vic had sent me a message, loud and clear, she was okay!

To the Living, I am gone,
To the sorrowful, I will never return;

To the angry, I was cheated.
But to the happy, I am at peace.
To the faithful, I have never left.
Talk to me, and I will hear,
your prayers, they comfort me,
your laughter makes me laugh,
but don’t weep for me as I have my reward,
I am with the Father and he will never let me perish,
The Lord comforts me and longs to comfort you.
So be happy my family and don’t despair,
I am in good hands, waiting for the day when
the Lord calls you to come home.


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I am a sixty plenty wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. I started blogging as a coping mechanism during my beautiful daughter's final journey. Vic was desperately ill for 10 years after a botched back operation. Vic's Journey ended on 18 January 2013 at 10:35. She was the most courageous person in the world and has inspired thousands of people all over the world. Vic's two boys are monuments of her existence. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever my Angle Child.

6 thoughts on “Messages from Heaven – 2”

  1. Ek onthou dit so goed. Ons almal was so hartseer… finale afskeid… toe daai deur nie wou toegaan het ons begin giggel.


    1. Love you Tersia. I would love to hear from my mom who passed away nearly 4 years ago on the 6th November in the Vicki Bruce room at Hospice. But the Lord is silent and so is my mom. ???


      1. Myra you have to open your heart. There are many people who do not “approve” the concept of receiving messages from Heaven. I look for messages maybe because we spoke about it when she was still alive. I have only ever once dreamt of Vic. And, that was 10 days ago… Vic’s photographs are buried in the foundation of the Vicky Bruce room. The patients in her room are always so special to me. Lots of love Myra


  2. Hi lovely Tersia I tried to respond with a comment but it got blocked somehow. Anyway, much love to you all! Julie

    On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 9:47 PM Vic’s Final Journey wrote:

    > tersiaburger posted: “When I wrote my last blog, > I realised > that it would have to be a “series” of Messages from Heaven. So, here goes > …Messages from Heaven – 2. Again, this post should, however, have been > the fir” >


  3. I remember this well Tersia. You had such a strong bond with Vic and it was so wonderful to see the love you had for each other. I miss you both more than you will ever know. Love to you both xxxx


  4. I never thought it possible to hear from our loved ones but the way I understand my own received signs from Heaven is it is God who is the messenger and gives us peace about our loved ones. But as you said in a post before mine, we must be watchful, willing to receive. I believe in miracles and signs. I believe we will be reunited with our loved ones who never died but only transitioned into the next life. No pain, no sin, no illness, no ugliness, ….. just perfection… the way it was always meant to be. God bless you and your family as you live on this side of the veil.


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