A pregnant woman who will soon welcome a baby girl was shocked to uncover her dead grandmother’s smiling face in an ultrasound photo, according to the Mirror.
On June 13, 23-year-old pharmacy clerk Debbie King of Galway, Ireland, who is 20 weeks pregnant, went to her ultrasound appointment at her local hospital. When she returned and showed photos of the baby, friends were shocked.
They informed her that if she titled her head, she would be able to see the image of a smiling elderly woman. As Debbie tilted her head, she saw the image and was stunned to discover that it resembled her grandmother, Teresa King, who died in February 2012 at the age of 82 after battling dementia.
Lincoln Report (Woman sees late grandmother’s face in her baby’s ultrasound)… http://t.co/3PVrAgTP4d
— Lennie Jarratt (@ljarratt) July 3, 2015
“The scan was on the side of my fridge and I didn’t pay much attention because I just thought all of the scans looked the same,” said Debbie. “It wasn’t until my friend said she could see a face that I looked at it properly.”
“As soon as I did I could see it was Nanny. It’s not like you’ve even got to squint. “I showed it to a few other people and they agreed it looks like her. They thought it was the strangest thing that they have ever seen in their whole lives.”
Debbie’s grandmother in the ultrasound photo was a dressmaker who was married to her husband, Eddie, for 30 years and had four children together. They also had six grandchildren, whom Teresa had met. Debbie’s unborn baby would be the new addition to family.
“I used to talk to her about everything,” said Debbie. “I still ask her things in my head and this has made me realize she’s listening.
“It feels like she is watching over us. It has made me feel a lot more at ease during the pregnancy.”
Amanda King, who is Debbie’s sister, said, “When I looked at the picture the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. It was the creepiest thing I have ever seen. Obviously when someone really close to you passes away, you look for signs of them everywhere and we were wondering if that’s what we were doing.
“But everyone agreed that the family resemblance is uncanny. Me and Debbie are strong believers that no one is ever really gone and we feel like Nanny is in her final resting place now. She’s letting us know that she’s there and she’s happy.”
— Your Mirror (@YourMirror) July 2, 2015
Amanda was not at all terrified of her grandmother’s picture showing up in the ultrasound photo. In fact, she believes that it is a sign that things will go “smoothly” during her sister’s pregnancy as well as her birth.
“She was such a wonderful nanny who doted on her grandchildren. She always spoiled us and she loved babies,” Amanda continued. “I had my son seven years ago and she absolutely loved him because he was her first great-grandchild.”
“Since she passed away, my brother has had two kids and she would have loved to meet them. Debbie fell pregnant in September and she has always been worried about the pregnancy, because this is her first child.”
“This is her way of reassuring us and making sure this baby arrives safe and sound.
“We have a guardian angel minding our new arrival and feel blessed to know Nanny is watching.”
[Image courtesy of Stephen Cummings / Flickr / Creative Commons]