This is my first submission to this site although I have submitted to My Ghost Stories before. Maybe someone can help explain what this ability is.
Ever since I was in my teens I could "know" what was going to happen e.g. I dreamt of my older brother's death 3 nights in a row. The emotions I experienced in these dreams were very intense and realistic. I would wake up in hysterics. Although my dreams were never about the actual person that died, a death would occur within the next 3 months and he feelings I experienced in my dreams would come to bear. However, I had a "knowing" that my brother would be the first in our family to go and this happened when I was 27.
My most clear "knowing's" occurred as follows.
In 2006 my daughter was diagnosed with cervical cancer and I knew that she would be fine. 2 years later she was clear. In 2007 my step granddaughter was also diagnosed with cancer. It was in her liver, lung and spine. She was critically ill but I knew she would be fine. Today, she is a very healthy, beautiful, 13 year old, and the apple of my eye.
In 2012 my step son's wife became critically ill 3 days after giving birth to twin girls. She was in a medically induced coma and the Dr's had no hope. While sitting in the visitors lounge outside intensive care one day, I told my step son (we were very close) that T would be okay. He totally lost it and yelled that she won't be okay, that I was sorely mistaken and that too many things had gone wrong. But I knew she would be fine. After a month in Intensive care the Dr's told us that she would need open heart surgery and that she probably wouldn't make it. They needed to transfer her to another hospital in order to have the surgery. That night we had to take her children to say goodbye and the Dr's brought her out of her coma just enough to let my step son and her sign a will. Each of the family members was told to say their final goodbyes and as such they allowed us all to see her one last time. The next morning she was transferred to the other hospital and she underwent the surgery. 2 days later she was up, fully aware and awake. 5 days later she was discharged from hospital and today she is healthy and has no lingering effects after the surgery.
In 2016, my step daughter's partner also went into a coma, exactly a week after it was confirmed that she was pregnant. My husband and I had not yet met her partner as there had been a family ruckus and we hadn't seen her in about 4 years. We had just made peace (the day after her pregnancy was confirmed). When she let me know her partner was in a coma due to a cerebral haemorrhage, I knew that she would have to say farewell. I knew he wouldn't make it. Although the news she passed on was very positive, I knew it was a matter of time. Fifteen days later he passed away. I never told her what I felt. I just couldn't. But I told my husband as I felt that his support had to be made clear.
In every example I would tell someone when I felt what was going to happen. Obviously it was not always received well but nevertheless, my knowing's came to pass. There are many, many more examples of this.
What I would like to know is what this gift is. In my teens, my knowing came in dreams but since my early 20's it just comes when I least expect it. I just know deep down in my soul, and even if I sometimes doubt myself, that knowing remains.