MH, im so sorry at your loss of your father- I know you know that he was set free now- and so it's actually a time of joy for him and really not a loss at all. Just that our souls feel it's a loss, since something tangible is not there in front of us as before. Hang in there!!
My grandmother --before she died, was visited by two relatives at the side of her bed who died years before her. They chatted,-- and my grandmother wouldnt tell my mother what they talked about. --just that it was a pleasant conversation. She said that she knew one thing-- that this meant her time was coming. Shortly after, she developed Cancer.
My other grandmother who just died in May was slipping in and out of a coma towards her final days in the hospital. We found out at her funeral that a neice of hers got a "visit" from my grandmother while she was in her coma period. So the soul does travel.
She said that my grandmother came to her bedside around 7:30 or so in the morning, and asked her how she was doing, etc. Her neice was shocked, but is very spiritual so she didnt freak out.
She asked my grandmother--"Viola, you should be in bed!!, my grandmother goes, "I feel fine!-- My only worry is the health insurance--how they are going to pay the hospital" Her neice goes, "Don't worry, your sons will take care of everything!"
And my father and his brothers did get the insurance under control too.
Well I got to the hospital room a few hours before my grandmother died. She was perfectly alert and awake and this time, her face was not stressed out. She looked like she was waiting for someone. She kept looking out the window content while we were talking near her.
After I left-- an hour later, my cousin and his fiance got in the room,and she kissed them, shut her eyes, and died peacefully.
When I was in the church during the funeral, I felt a cool breeze brush against my face and head towards where her Great grandchildren were. I thought that was rather odd as the church has Central Airconditioning (yuck!!) and is sealed from the outside air.