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I'm the meanest mom, ever.

That is my prediction. 

Tomorrow you will find a dime.  I think if you are missing a loved one who has passed away, tomorrow, or at least in the coming days, you will find a dime.

Let me explain.

A few years ago when I was learning to use Ebay, I was visiting a message board where people helped each other with Ebay listings tips and tricks.  On of the regulars was a woman named Jen.  Jen put up a listing for her special dimes.  That's right, she sold dimes on Ebay.  But that's not the point of this journal.  Jen believed in the term "pennies from heaven," a cliche that refers to money found out of the blue OR money left as a sign or blessing from angels or relatives that have passed on.

Only Jen's relatives must have been affluent because they left her dimes.  She told a story about finding some dimes one day and having lost a loved one recently, she felt in her gut, these dimes were a sign from that person.  They made her feel better and she put them in a special cup.  For days afterward, she found more dimes.  She was positive it was a small sign that her loved ones were OK.  I had the chills as I read about her dimes.  Then I learned she listed them on Ebay and the illusion was shattered.  Maybe Jen was just a scam artist.  And a pretty darn good one, as I think she made a profit of $8.00 on about 20 dimes.

Her story left me thinking about my mom.  I wished it was true.  I wished my mom could leave me a sign.  I missed her so much.  Any sign would do.

The next day I got the chills again when I found a dime in the washing machine.   It made me smile but I didn't get too worked up over it.  That day, as I was going about my regular housecleaning, I found about ten dimes.  It seemed like they were turning up everywhere I looked; on the floor, on the dresser, in the driveway, in the entry to Target, 3 in the bottom of my purse.  I even found one in my bathroom.  I told myself it was just because I was looking for them.  But if that were true, why didn't I see other coins?  True, I had found a few other coins, most in the bottom of my purse.  But what about the others?  I didn't find a single quarter, nickle or penny just laying on the ground.

The next few weeks, I continued to find coins, mostly dimes.  I would say if I found 20 coins, 15 were dimes.  What are the odds?  Surely not 75%!

Then, in April of 2008, my dad passed away.  I remembered my dimes, which I'd decided were from my mom because doing so brought me some comfort.  And I told my sisters, "I bet we will find some dimes." 

I found a dime on the floor of my car that day.  In fact, I found several dimes over the next few days, and, again, hardly any other coins.  One of my sisters even reported finding a couple dimes.  We weren't exactly calling the National Enquirer, but we liked it.  We liked thinking that there was a possibility that they were a sign from our parents.  It was comforting. 

Several weeks later, my siblings and I gathered to take care of some personal business of my deceased father.  We were all thinking of him and missing him.  I told the story of the dimes.  My sister's eyes got huge and she pointed at my foot.  I looked down and there was a dime right next to the heel of my shoe.  Again, I got shivers.  My sisters and I smiled.

(My brother however, whispered in my ear, "He's dead.  Forget it."  That's my brother for you!)

Now, granted, we were in my sister's place of business; a candy store.  And I was standing just a few feet from her checkout counter.  So, I have to admit, that's a logical place to find a lost dime. 

But it wasn't a penny!  Right?

Like I said, I wasn't exactly alerting the media about it.  I have no PROOF.  But it did make me feel better.  And if my loved ones DID somehow seek to console me from the beyond, they accomplished it. 

Who am I to say whether or not it's possible?  (Or my brother, for that matter!)

Think about someone you are missing and quietly, secretly ask them to leave you a dime.

Let me know if they do.


This post was insired by another Cafemom Journal entry I read a couple days ago.  I am providing the link with permission of the author, Ginny19.


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Aug. 14, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Here goes...

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Aug. 15, 2009 at 12:36 AM

It's so weird that you wrote this about finding a penny tomorrow, because tomorrow is the 9th anniversary of my only niece's passing.  She was only 7 when she died, and I miss her every day.  I'll be on the lookout for those dimes tomorrow.  I hope I find a few!

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Aug. 15, 2009 at 12:59 AM

I'm sorry for your loss.  Only 7...just a baby, still.  I hope you and your family find comfort on what is sure to be a rough day.

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Aug. 15, 2009 at 1:49 AM

I'm a firm believer in "signs", and they are everywhere if we just pay attention!

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Aug. 15, 2009 at 1:45 PM

I'm asking : )

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Aug. 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Hm.  I found a penny on the ground outside Target yesterday.  It was right in front of me as I walked.  No dimes though. 

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Aug. 19, 2009 at 4:30 AM

Great post !!!! 

Since I didn't read this until just now, I'm certain I will find a dime tomorrow - or experience a sign of some kind.  I'm sure of it.


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Oct. 28, 2013 at 6:54 PM

 I had never heard of dead loved ones leaving dimes to send messages.  I searched the internet to find out if others had an experience similar to mine and found this site.  My dad passed away in 2003 and I miss him every day still.  The other morning, about 3:am I awoke & found a dime in bed with me.  I wondered how it got there, but dropped it on the nightstand and went back to sleep. The next morning when making the bed, I pulled back the blanket and the dime was back in my bed.  A friend told me it could be a sign that someone close to me, whom had passed, was trying to let me know they are still with me and watching over me.  I asked my dad to send my sister a dime if it was, in fact, he that left the dime in my bed.  I called my sister at work and asked if she'd found any dimes lately & she laughed and said, "No, why?"  As I was telling her the story of the dime, she started to cry & said she had just closed her file cabinet drawer and a dime was on the floor in front of her.  Coincidence? I think not. 

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