Children with imaginary friends used to be a cause for concern, but experts and many parents have realized that children with elaborate tales of friends who aren’t really there have accelerated social development skills.
Lisa wasn’t thinking of that when she heard her 4-year-old daughter having a chat by herself in an empty room, so she wanted to investigate a little further.
Lisa was curious as to who little Jacie was conversing with, but didn’t expect her daughter’s response. Jacie told her mother she was talking to her dad. The only issue was that her father had died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Her mother asked for more details, and Jacie gave names of men who worked with her dad, all of whom she had never met.
Years later, the now 13-year-old remembers the conversations vividly. She recalls how they would tell her jokes, and she would converse with them. As it would seem, Jacie was not the only loved one of a victim to have such experiences. It seems that many people have had similar encounters after the tragedy of 9/11.
When asked what she thought when she heard her daughter’s experiences, Lisa said she was jealous. Why? She wished that she could see them too.
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