My wife of 34 years passed in December 2020. I miss her terribly. During the four months or so that she has been gone I've received numerous signs that I believe are from her. Lately my grief has been more intense, and I just feel that sharing these with others here may help me feel a little better. This will be the first of several posts as I don't think I'll have time to detail all of them at once. It was in the morning, just hours after she passed. My daughter who had come to our house had left briefly to go to Dunkin Donuts to bring back some breakfast. I was alone in the house except for the animals... 2 cats & 2 dogs. The dogs were outside, and I was waiting by the back door to let them back in as it was only 8 degrees outside. I was looking through the door window at the outside, staring at the ground in a daze. I remember thinking, how am I going to tell Maryann, her best friend, as she really didn't know how sick my wife had been. (My wife had been downplaying everything to most everyone.) As I was thinking that I looked up and across the patio in the forsythia bushes, there was the most beautiful Cardinal I'd ever seen. It was huge, lit by the sun and in my eyes appeared to be almost glowing (although I'm sure it wasn't). I knew immediately it was her, telling me she was ok. You see, whenever my wife would see a cardinal, she would always say, 'Oh there's Auntie Mug', or 'There's my mother.' To her, cardinals were a sign from the afterlife. So I just knew that this cardinal was her. That was the first one I had seen in our yard in a while. The next day, I woke up very early. Maybe 4 or 5 AM and it was still dark out. Following my usual routine, I went to sit in the sunroom. I would always sit there with the lights off in the morning when I first got up. The day before I had put a photo of my wife from our daughter's wedding as the lock screen of my phone. So when you turned the phone on, that's what you saw first... her beautiful smile. I had put my phone down face up on the table next to me. Nothing was near it and no one touched it. I started talking to her out loud. I told her how sorry I was that I wasn't awake when she passed. That I hoped she wasn't scared. I told her how much I loved her and how much I missed her. All of a sudden, my phone screen lit up with her picture smiling at me in the dark. I had received no text, no e-mail, no notification of any sort that would have caused the phone to light up like that. That was her again. I just know it. Maybe a half hour later, I'm still sitting there in the dark. The day before, my wife received a Christmas card in the mail from a close friend. This friend knew how sick she was and had mailed a card with a long personal note. Sadly my wife died before she had a chance to read it... by only a single day. So I thought I'd read it to her. What did I have to lose? Either she would hear me, or I'd just be talking to myself in the dark like a lunatic. So I turned on the flashlight in my phone and read my wife the note from her friend. It was a long personal message about friendship. At the very instant I finished reading the message, my phone buzzed twice. I know that was my wife thanking me for reading the card to her. Thanks for letting me share these signs. There are others and I will post later on this thread.