When you lose someone you love, your greatest wish is to see them just once more, even if you couldn’t hold on to them forever. This wish is even greater for a mother who loses a young child way before they’re due. The very same soul they brought into the world, leaves it before it has a chance to see it. So when a mother sees the ghost of her dead child, it’s possible that she’s projecting some kind of hope that her child is still around.
However, this grieving mom had a surreal experience when she found the spirit of her two-year-old daughter playing at her own grave. She even had captured video footage in the graveyard to prove she isn’t hallucinating.
Gone Too Young
Little Faviola Rodriguez was just two years old when her mother had to say goodbye to her. The events of her death were tragic and her life was taken while she was in her mother’s boyfriend’s’s care. The poor mother was completely unaware that anything could have been going wrong when she trusted her partner and lover to watch her child.
The day she was buried at the Mosanic Cemetery in Las Cruces, New Mexico was easily one of the most heartbreaking days of her mother’s life. A child is meant to outlive their parent. To learn from their mistakes and make a better life for themselves. A child is meant to grow up to see the world, leave their mark in it and experience its beauty. Unfortunately, those opportunities were taken from Faviola and her mother.
But Is She Really Gone?
When a loved one passes away, the expectation is that they’re gone forever. But, captured footage at Faviola’s grave may say otherwise. There were reports of decorations and graves being vandalized, so a family set up a camera on their’s son’s grave. Upon reviewing the footage, they found something completely unexpected
The images appeared to have captured a small child walking around the graveyard at night. The camera was directly across Faviola’s headstone, which was where the captured child was roaming. Faviola’s mom had been leaving toys at the grave and noticed they were going missing. Could it be possible that her child was coming back to her own grave to play with her toys?
They Thought A Child Had Gotten Lost
Initially, the family that captured the footage was looking for evidence that the person they believe killed their son was vandalizing his grave. When they found images of this child instead, they thought maybe a little girl had gotten lost in the cemetery and were concerned. They contacted the workers.
When shown the footage the workers explained: “We know that little girl,” and showed them where she was buried. No children had gone missing in the area. Plus this child didn’t look scared, but simply intrigued by the very same toys that Saundra had noticed were going missing from her daughter’s grave.
“I Know That Is My Daughter”
A day after the family went to cemetery owners with the images, they happened to run into Saundra while she was visiting her own daughter’s grave. “She told us that she had something really beautiful to show us that they had captured on their video camera,” explains Saundra, “So then she pulled out her phone and she showed it to me, and as soon as she showed me the picture I started crying.”
They showed her what their camera captured and Saundra couldn’t help but break down into tears. Call it a mother’s instinct, or hope, but she was certain that she was looking at the spirit of her lost child: “I know that is my daughter.” Given that small children don’t typically wander around cemeteries at night to play with toys, there is a chance that she’s right and it really is the spirit of her daughter.
Crossing Over From This Life To The Next
A final image captured by the family’s camera shows the child walking away into the night with a much taller figure. Saundra believes that this actually her daughter leading the other family’s deceased son to heaven. She explains: “I think she was there to take him to heaven.”
Given the tragic circumstances of their deaths, it’s possible that their ghosts felt like they had “unfinished business” still in our world and needed each other to say goodbye and move on with their parents. After all, these were such young kids who still were dependent on their parents and didn’t yet understand the world. Saundra adds”They both have such a tragic story of things that happened to them and … both of them still haven’t gotten justice. So, I think she was definitely there to comfort him and take him to heaven.”
Wishing Both Families Healing
It is never easy to lose a child, but it’s even more difficult when the situation could have been avoidable and was the result of a tragedy. Saundra has shared her story on Facebook to give hope not only to herself but to other grieving parents. The post has been shared over 70 thousand times. in it she writes:
“It’s taken a lot for me to share this with everyone because for one my situation with my daughter is already sensitive for me and secondly everyone has their own beliefs but all I can do if share mine with everyone….” Speaking on the odd footage and the other boy’s family she adds: “I know it was not only a sign from my daughter but also fate for us all to meet.”
Tell Your Loved Ones You Love Them Everyday
Let these stories be a reminder to hold on to your loved ones tight. No one ever thinks it’s going to happen to them. No one is able to imagine the worse but rather than ever have regrets, use the time you have now as a blessing. Call someone you love or hug someone you know needs it while you’re both still able to. Don’t wait for tragedy to appreciate and love deeply.