I received a call from my late grandmother who told me she knew that I was worried that my time was nearly up and wanted to reassure me that it wasn't.
She told me she was fine and that she was in an "incredible and beautiful" place and would never think of leaving; she went on to tell me how beautiful my children were.
When I asked her about my grandfather, she spoke as if he hadn't yet arrived, as if he were still alive.
Thinking that it might be a dream, I attempted to record the conversation on my phone.
When I asked her if she'd been watching over me these past 18 years, she responded with her trademark, "most naturally."
After that, the line went dead and I didn't even get to say goodbye.
Then I woke up.
*Originally manifested on May 6, 2016