A little background before my story: psychic abilities do run in my family, specifically on my mother's side so I'm not surprised these interesting things happen to me/us occasionally. My grandmother and her sister were both very clairvoyant, and we have many stories in our family of that trait showing up to my siblings and myself too. Nothing that we have ever taken too seriously, but more like "hey you won't believe what happened to me!" kind of stories. Although, my mom does love to tell people that I used to talk to my grandfather (her dad) and repeat things that I could have never known when I was about 2 years old. Pretty cool! I don't remember it though, obviously, haha.
Anyway, as I said, things happen here and there to me, but this morning I had something occur that really got my attention. It was about 7am and I was driving my daughter to school before I headed off to work, and all of a sudden I had a strong vision of my grandmother (deceased, and the psychic one) appear in front of me, or in my mind's eye (I don't have enough experience with this to know the difference). She was wearing her winter coat and smiling. And then I saw like a montage (with no sound) of images/movie clips of her during her younger years in Europe and also during her older age in the US. Not doing anything special, but like making a fresh pie, walking in the snow with me, working on her garden, giving me a hug. Some of these images included me in them as a child, but I don't remember them happening...it's almost as if she was showing me her memories. It was such a warm feeling, but it was also distracting as I was trying to focus on driving! It was so vivid and real I could smell her perfume, feel the texture of her coat and what it was like to put my hand on her face.
I don't know if it was a message, or just a vision, or was she just visiting me in my mind somehow? Or was I just feeling randomly sentimental? Has this ever happened to anyone else?