Having a mother who knows what you’re doing can be rough for a teenager who’s trying to be rebel, but it has saved my skin on numerous occasions. There was one night in particular I remember very clearly. I was getting ready to go out to a dance with friends when my mom walked into my room. She had “The Look” on her face and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to leave the house. I began to wail, “Nooooo! I can’t miss this dance! There’s this boy that I like and I will simply DIE if I can’t see him!!”
Of course my mother didn’t let me go, and I paid her back by doing the whole “door slamming” and “you don’t let me do ANYTHING” teenage drama rant. The next day we learned that the girls who would’ve been driving me to the dance were in a terrible drunk driving accident on the way home. One was in a coma and eventually passed away. The other girl has lifelong injuries due to one night’s excessive and stupid behavior. It was horrible. Our whole school was devastated. I learned to trust my mom and “The Look.” I never questioned her again. And then it started happening to me.
I knew I was a bit of a medium because my mom told me that when I was a kid. Apparently I was known in the family for speaking to dead relatives. But the Clairvoyant aspect of my gift didn’t really show up until I was 17.
My dad was set to get on a plane for business and I walked into their room and gave him “The Look.” He was kind of frantic, because he had to make an important meeting, yet he knew that look—it’s pretty obvious. I look a lot like my mom so I probably looked at him just like she does!
My dad, always a smart guy, decided to change his flight for later that day, and there was a plane crash. A few people survived, but his seat was at the front–near first class–and that part of the plane was destroyed. So my family now trusts me as well. You can call it a gust instinct or you can call it “dreams” but if I tell you to stay home one night, I recommend you listen!