There are few things harder than losing a parent. Even though it's an inevitable part of life, there's nothing to make that passing easier. Memories may fade, but we never close the hole that our parent's leave when they're gone.
This is a fact of life, and while we don't like to think about it, almost all of us grow up with this knowledge somewhere in the back of our heads. Brad Brown grew up like that.
Brown is an investigative journalist, he's a no-nonsense type of guy who isn't afraid of the gritty details that other's shy away from. As with most reporters he's cynical, the type to doubt his own face when he looks in the mirror.
That's why his friends were so surprised when Brown told them what happened to him. His mother, who recently passed, sent him a message from heaven.
Steve Hartman, a journalist with CBS told the story.
"Brad comes to me with a lot of credibility," he wrote for CBSnews. "Which is the only reason I even heard him out when he called me up with this unbelievable tale."
Brown's story wasn't one of hearing voices, or interpreting clouds either, nothing so abstract as that. He said his mom contacted him in a much more traditional way: on the phone.
Specifically his iPhone.
See the message his mother left on the next page!