Near my twenty-first birthday, an amazing thing happened. I was awakened one night with an event, which I now know as an out-of-body experience. I was awakened by the words of my mother who told me not to worry for she was in a good and holy place. She told me that we would meet again one day, but not for some time. She comforted me with other words of kindness and I was left with a completely peaceful and loving feeling that she was always with me.