When someone that is close to my heart is about to die, anywhere from 6 months to that very moment, I get a sign or feeling with that person's face flash through my mind. When the pope died, I was in a movie theater. The advertising of upcoming movies was on and for some very strange reason, there was on the screen, a statue of Mary. What was odd was that I suddenly went deaf, but only for that instant. I asked my father what time it was and made note of it. When I got home, my in-laws were watching the news and the pope's death was being announced along with the time which matched the time I noted in the movie theater.
Now, another time just recently, I dreampt of my dying grandfather talking to me, telling me he was disgraced and disappointed in me yet I never dream about him. My instant feeling was that he was warning me he was leaving. That day, I got a call from my mom that he went into the hospital because he couldn't breath so I stayed at my mom's for the week. Everyone, including the doc thought that was his last day, yet here it is two weeks later and he's still alive. I'm not sure what's going on.
Am I able to receive goodbye's from the dying or is it just coincidence? I seem to have the same trouble when someone close to me is in distress and I get a phone call or I think about them or something in my house falls or I have a dream about them when I normally don't.