What happens when we die? It is a question all humans ask at some point in their life and is perhaps the greatest mystery we face as humans. People have wondered and theorized innumerable possibilities, but nobody can 100% prove what occurs to us after we die because it’s something that is beyond our ability to fully comprehend, bound as we are to time and space.
We believe certain events happen based on our religious convictions and reasoning abilities, but we can never really know until we get there. When a loved one dies — especially if it was unexpected — we tend to look for signs around us to feel like they are still close. It is an extremely comforting practice and helps with the grieving process. Sometimes, these signs are much more than a mere coincidence and they truly leave people wondering if their beloved deceased is trying to tell them something. On April 1, Marie Robinson of Waterlooville, England experienced something inexplicable when she went to visit her son’s gravesite.
Three years ago, on April 1, 2014, Robinson’s son Jack died of a brain tumor; he was only four years old. Understandably, it has been a long and difficult grieving process for her and the rest of his family — including his twin brother, Liam. This year, Robinson planned to visit his grave on the anniversary of his death. Alone in the car before walking to the sacred spot, she remembers speaking out loud, saying, “Jack, please show Mummy a sign.”
As she sat on the ground next to the headstone, Robinson was struggling emotionally with the fact it had been three years since she had lost her little boy. Then something miraculous happened: a tiny robin flew down and landed on her.