Monday, January 23, 2012

Ghostly Apparition over Lake Victoria

Athereal Apparition over Lake Victoria
I heard a loud shriek coming from the upper living room today and ran to see what was going on. Laura was on facebook and yelled for me to come see something our older sister Shelly had posted. "Get your cheats on for this Linda," Laura proclaimed. "You wont believe it until you see it." I could see tears welling up in her eyes and knew it was something big.
My childhood wasn't always an easy one. I am one of five siblings, with my twin sister and I being the youngest of the brood. I have been told, that although mom and dad were heavy drinkers before we arrived, it became increasingly severe after we were born. Life at our house became very unsafe and chaotic as their alcoholism took over.
Sadly, by the time I was nine years old, I lost my mom to this insidious disease. She was only thirty nine years old. Losing a mother so young, was one of the hardest things I've ever experienced. Dad continued to drink after her death, despite pleas from his kids to stop. After several years and going through treatment five times, dad was able to stop drinking for the remainder of his life. He was an inspiration to many who struggled with alcoholism and often told them, "if I can stop drinking, you can too."
Throughout the years since mom and dad's passing, each sibling has had their share of heavenly visits. Each contact is unique to the relationship between mom, dad and their adult child. The latest such incident happened to my sister Shelly this past weekend. She was standing at her balcony window when she noticed a wispy figure hovering above the lake. She captured this ethereal image which I've uploaded here. She knew it was an angelic sighting but after closer inspection realized it looked just like our mother. It didn't surprise her to know mom would make an appearance at this critical time in her life. Mom knew her daughter needed her.
© 2012 Linda Rogers


  1. Amazing! God is Good! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stacy-It is so wonderful to see you here. I am touched that you took out the time to check out my blog. Laura and I are giddy with excitement after re-connecting with you. We chatted about your call last night and started reminiscing about the "Stout Days." It's hard to believe it's been 25+ years since we were running the streets of Menomonie, Wisconsin. Where has the time gone??? Although many years have passed, I consider you one of my dearest friends. I'll send you an email tomorrow, now that I have your address. Here is a Big Hug to you and that handsome husband of yours.

  3. Whoa.....this image is very beautiful.
    But I'm wondering Why is that you have all the hard experiences? This is the reason that I love you. You're very strong and there's a lot to learn from you.