I went up in the yellow light and through a rainbow and I didn't hurt any more. There were people there that told me I had to go back because you and dad still needed me.
When my son was seven months old he had surgery for a condition called "intussusception"
which means that his intestines had telescoped and collapsed. He was very ill
and the doctors told me they "almost lost him" during the surgery. I never made
much of it, I was just happy he survived.
When he was between two and three years old, he started drawing a lot. He was drawing extremely well for a toddler and kept drawing a picture of a person standing in a yellow beam with a rainbow over the top. He kept drawing the same picture over and over. I asked him who it was and why he kept drawing the same thing. He said he was drawing himself so he could remember the time he went up in the sky. I couldn't figure out what he was talking about.
He then told me, "Remember when I was a baby and I hurt so bad? I went up in the yellow light and through a rainbow and I didn't hurt any more. There were people there that told me I had to go back because you and dad still needed me." I was floored! I questioned him about it a few days later and he told me the same thing. I realized that he wasn't making something up and that he must have had an nde.
A little while later I was in a book store and a book on the shelf caught my eye. It was "Closer to the Light, Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children" by Melvin Morse. After reading that book, I am absolutely convinced that my son did actually have a near death experience.
He is a very different type of child and his teachers in school say "there's something different about him." He is very compassionate and a very deep thinker. He's quite popular with all the kids in school and has brought unpopular kids into his circle of friends. He seems to do this deliberately until the other kids accept the unpopular ones. I had one mother call and thank me for him helping her son "out of his shell."
He is now 13 years old and somewhat shy about discussing his nde. However, he still claims to remember it as clear as if it happened yesterday. This is no ordinary memory.