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Lost cat comes home to the family on the anniversary of the son’s death

Losing a child is one of the hardest things for a mother to do, but learning that your child will watch over you from afar can bring much-needed comfort to a grieving heart. At a time when mother Deb Mosberger desperately needed some joy, her late son brought her the cheer she so needed by bringing home the missing family cat.

On December 9, 2002, a drunk driver killed Vinny Mosberger. He was only 18 years old and his family was devastated by his loss. Deb shared a memory she has held since that time, of an evening by the fire when Vinny spoke to her ghost and told his mother, “Don’t worry. Don’t be really upset, I’m fine. “

This year marks the 18th year since Vinny’s death, and in a year as tough as 2020, the family’s old wounds feel harsh with grief over his loss. When one of the Mosberger cats went missing, it only felt worse. But Vinny had a surprise that would lift his mother’s spirits.

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Lost

On November 5th, the Mosberger cats Abe and Lincoln went out to their usual outdoor cat. Lincoln came back, but Abe didn’t. Deb wasn’t particularly worried as Abe liked to sleep outside sometimes, but he still hadn’t come back the next morning. The Mosbergers hunted the area, called the neighbors and posted posters, but five weeks passed with no sign of Abe.

But Deb had a feeling.

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Cats have been part of the Mosberger family since Vinny was a small child. Like his parents, he loved cats and kittens. When December 9th, the 18th anniversary of Vinny’s death, came and Abe still hadn’t returned home, Deb prayed to Vinny, “I said, ‘Okay, Vinny, it would be nice if you could bring Abe home. ‘”

“During the day, I told a few people that Vinny was going to take Abe home.”

Her mother’s intuition was correct.

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Happy return

That night, while Deb was standing in the kitchen, she heard a familiar scream from the window. When she looked up, she couldn’t believe it, but there was Abe!

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Back in Deb’s arms, Abe cried for most of the evening and told his parents about his adventure. He stayed near Deb all night and was so relieved to be home. Vinny had actually been watching over his family from afar, and to make it a little easier, he helped bring Abe home.

“Now I can love December again because of that Christmas miracle,” said Deb. “And now 2020 is not that bad.”

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