I did private duty for a lady who was a hoot. I loved taking care of her! Anyway, after tucking her into bed after our usual night together, I gave her peck on the forehead and said, "Goodbye, Marie". Her daughter gave me an odd look, but gave me a quick hug and I headed home.
That night, I awoke from a sound sleep around 1:00 am and very abruptly thought, "Marie's in a better place now." Then I thought, "That was a weird!" I wondered for a moment, thought, "naaah" and after thinking about Marie for a bit, went back to sleep.
The next day, Marie's daughter called me to tell me Marie had passed away. I was flabbergasted as it was unexpected. I told the daughter how I had woken up, the time and my thought. Yep... she died around 1:00am. We both had chills!
Her daughter then told me, "You realize you said 'goodbye' to Mom instead of 'goodnight' last night". It was true and that's why she gave me that funny look! I had never said "goodbye" before.
The only thing I can honestly figure is that with all my prior experience in taking care of the elderly and dying, somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain, I picked up something very subtle. I think that makes more sense than to think Marie would reach out to me, but who knows?