But death was not necessarily the end of their communication. There’s the book, of course. And there’s the pact they made: When he died, he would send her a sign if there was a heaven.
“How will I know?” she asked him.
“When you dream about me,” he replied.
Resnick, who describes both herself and Lieb as more spiritual than religious, says she’s had two dreams in which he has appeared. Whether or not this is evidence of heaven, she’s undecided. “But the interesting thing,” she says, “is that the second time, it was on my birthday. So maybe it was a little gift from him.”
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