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Do you believe in miracles?

I haven’t always been the type of person to believe in miracles. But as of late, I am.

When I was in the Wyoming desert, I got a phone call I wasn’t expecting.

And from this day forward, Wyoming will forever be known to me as the place where I experienced heartache, grief, and a reunion all in one. Wyoming will always be bittersweet.

My grandfather went into surgery, and a part of me wanted to call and talk to him beforehand. But I didn’t, because I was afraid that since we hadn’t spoken for upwards of five years, that it would be “awkward.” Looking back, I realize how silly that sounds.

The next day, he left this earth.

I remember receiving a text from my aunt: “Give me a call when you have a chance.”

I remember that sinking feeling. She didn’t say it, but I already knew that it wasn’t good. Before I knew what was happening, I felt that emptiness.


My aunt and I hadn’t spoken for almost 10 years, but I called her and we cried on the phone together. And I’ve never felt so close yet so far away at the same time.

Then she asked a question I knew was coming, but didn’t want to hear: “Has your dad called you yet?”

My dad and I don’t have the best relationship. The love is there, but the closeness isn’t.

My aunt gave him the chance to reach out to me and tell me the news, but he didn’t. So I decided to reach out to him, just to make sure he was okay.


He didn’t answer when I called, but I wasn’t surprised. I left a voicemail, not expecting anything in return.

The next morning, he sent an email as though no time had passed at all. It had been nearly a year since we last spoke to each other, but somehow it didn’t feel like that at all.

We’ve been talking a few times a week since then.

Before this, I wholeheartedly believed we wouldn’t ever have a relationship. That the next time I heard from him, it would only be because something had happened.


In a way, I have to believe that in my grandfather’s passing, it was his dying wish to bring me and my dad back together. Because that’s exactly what happened.

With the loss of my grandfather, came the rebirth of our relationship. With his departure, I’m now in touch with my aunt and that other side of my family again.


In this tumultuous world we live in, I think it would be crazy to not believe in miracles of some sort.

So, that’s what I’m holding onto during this time of grief and longing.


What about you? Have you ever experienced a miracle of any kind? If you have, please share them below. I’m in the mood for miracles ❤️

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20 Comments

  1. I’m glad you reconnected. As a father in the same situation in terms of distance. I hope someday my miracle will show up and I can once again be with my daughter. Thanks for sharing and best of luck with your relationship. My fingers still remain crossed.

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      Thank you so much! I hope you can also close that distance. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that the bond between a parent and a child is irreplaceable and so important. I’m glad we’ve reconnected. ❤️

  2. Jasmine, I experienced a very similar “miracle” with my own dad and siblings. I would do online searches for my dad every few years or so for over 25+ years but always felt he’d die and no one would tell me as happened with my grandparents, aunts & uncles. In 2010, while on FB I came across my father’s name (he was Jr. & this person was the 4th). I ventured to the 4th if they might know my dad – he turned out to be my nephew! Miraculously answered prayer because I was afraid my dad would die & no one would tell me! I flew to see him on his death bed; I talked to him – prayed with/for him – told him I loved him – and, reconnected with my 3 siblings! He passed a couple of months later. God gave me the miracle of seeing him one last time!!

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      I am so sorry for your loss, but I am also so glad you were able to see him one last time. I know how much that must have meant to you and your father! Isn’t our God great?! ❤️

      • Yes, God is Awesome, because even in the midst of the hurt, He embraces us with His sovereign love!!

  3. Grief is a gift, in a way. Sorry for the loss of your Grandfather. Happy for your reconnection with your Father. The loss of my parents prompted me to reconnect with a lot of my family, and that is a kind of a miracle.

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      “With one loss comes the birth of something new” I’ve never believed in something so much. It’s so true, and I’m glad it was true for you too! ❤️

  4. Wow that was beautiful, but heartfelt. My condolences on your loss. May your family find peace. May the relationships you’re mending continue to flourish. Thanks for sharing! 🙏🏼

  5. I am sorry for your loss, but I am happy it brought you unexpected closeness to your aunt and father.

  6. Thoughtful sharing from your heart – the pain, grief and the joy. Yes, miracles do happen every day – many we don’t see and we have glimpses of some. I’m sorry for your loss. We don’t fully understand life but we grow from it. Positive outcomes in our minds do occur. The key ingredient is God is in control and He loves us. We still need to make the best of each day and situation as you demonstrated so well in your post. I’m so glad you and your Dad have a renewed relationship.

  7. This is exactly what happened to me.. Except on the event of my very dear grandmum passing away I met my husband and to this day I firmly believe she went away peacefully on knowing that I am going to be taken care of :). Yes Miracles are real… and as you said our family has just gotten a lot more closer too 🙂

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