This woman’s supernatural story will surely bring a smile to your face. She posted on Reddit, wondering if anyone could help her make sense of what she’d just experienced.
A Neighborhood Walk
The Original Poster (OP), a proud mom to her 18-month-old son, had just experienced something strange on her evening walk.
While strolling through the neighborhood, she and her son decided to take a different route. Her little boy, who loves nature, picked up a rock and a stick to carry with him.
He held them tightly, refusing to drop or give them away. He was very shy around strangers.
A Gentleman Appears
As they were walking, OP stopped to show her son some flowers, and they sat on the curb.
Suddenly, an older man in his 80s approached them and asked if they could wait for a minute.
A Sprig of Lavender
OP agreed, and the man disappeared briefly before returning with a single sprig of lavender from his garden.
The man went to hand the lavender to the little boy, and OP got ready to intervene since her son never accepted anything from strangers.
However, to her utter shock, her son reached out and took the lavender from the man’s hand.
Even more surprisingly, the little boy put out his hand and dropped his stick and rock into the man’s hand, much to OP’s amazement.
What Is Going On?!
As the little boy smelled the lavender, the man’s eyes started filling up with tears. OP was stunned as her son had never done anything like this before.
Then, her son started making sounds that he had never made before, such as “strruuuuhh” and “strrrr.”
For the life of her, she couldn’t figure out why he suddenly became so eager to make those sounds.
It Was Fate
OP introduced herself and her son to the older man and asked for his name.
He replied, “Sterling,” and she was shocked – her son practically said his name 20 times before she even asked!
She Was Too Freaked Out
OP was so freaked out by what just happened that she decided to go home.
Her son was still holding onto the lavender, smelling it, smiling, and in heaven.
An Old Soul
OP has had multiple strangers stop her on the street since her son was just a few months old, telling her that he was an old soul.
She had heard it at least ten times before her son could even talk.
She Was Dumbfounded
OP was left wondering how to make sense of what had just happened. She couldn’t believe that her son had suddenly started accepting things from strangers and making new sounds.
It was all so strange and out of character for him.
She couldn’t stop thinking about what had happened all day and decided to do some research.
Strangely, she discovered that lavender is often associated with spiritual and mystical properties. It’s thought to promote healing, relaxation, and spiritual awareness.
More to It?
OP couldn’t help but wonder if there was something more to this encounter with Sterling and the lavender sprig.
A Special Moment
As she pondered this mysterious occurrence, OP couldn’t help but feel grateful for the kind older man who had given her son the lavender.
It seemed like a special moment and one that she would never forget.
Who Knows What the Future Holds
Maybe her son was indeed an old soul, as so many strangers had told her before. Who knows what the future holds for this little boy, but one thing is for sure: he is full of surprises.
More Than Meets the Eye
It’s easy to dismiss these kinds of experiences as mere coincidences or products of overactive imaginations.
However, there may be more to them than meets the eye.
Some People’s Beliefs
Many people believe in the power of the universe and that fate wills certain events to happen.
Maybe the meeting between the boy and the man was predetermined and will profoundly impact the boy’s life.
Human Connection Is a Powerful Thing
In any case, the encounter between OP’s son and the older man is a reminder of the power of human connection.
A Lovely Tale
Despite the vast age difference between them, the two were able to find common ground in the simple act of exchanging a sprig of lavender for a rock and a stick.
It’s moments like these that remind us of the beauty of life and the unexpected ways in which we can find meaning and purpose.
A Mystery She May Never Solve
OP may never fully understand what happened between her son and the elderly man, but she can take comfort in the fact that it was a moment of joy.
It’s important to cherish these moments of warmth and connection whenever they come our way. Who knows what other magical encounters might be waiting just around the corner?
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