Cheryl’s gift has manifested itself in a remarkable way, through some photos she has taken. The couple in the photo are close friends of Cheryl’s. The photo was taken on their son’s wedding day. A nephew of theirs, the groom’s cousin, died a year or so before the wedding – a cousin who the groom regarded as a brother. Cheryl was asked to connect with the deceased – to ask him to be present at the wedding, to let him know that he needed to be the Best Man. Cheryl communicated with her husband, asking him to help her connect with the cousin – a request she repeated daily. When Cheryl saw visions of a church and a wedding on her wall, she knew that the cousin understood.
As is easy to imagine, several photos would have been taken of the groom’s parents as they walked into the room, including those of the hired professional photographer. But it is only Cheryl’s photo which tells a story and shows the ‘face from the other side’.
In Cheryl’s photo, there is an image of a young man’s face on the right arm of the groom’s father. Everyone who knew him has identified the image as that of the nephew / cousin. There is also an image of a dove on the groom’s father’s right hand. Interestingly, he rears white doves for weddings.
It is natural to be skeptical of photos such as these – technology allows for all types of trickery and there is a long history of fake ‘ghost’ photographs. Until proven otherwise, I have no reason to doubt the authenticity of Cheryl’s photo. She speaks from the heart and her wish to help others through her own strange experiences seems genuine.
Perhaps you’ve had similar experiences and have wondered whether you are alone or have been afraid to speak out for the fear of being ridiculed. Take heart from Cheryl, who is bravely embracing her gift and using it to help others.