Your reality is reality. It cannot be anything else. What you wish to know when you ask, “Is this visit from my loved one real?” is, “Does anyone else have the same experience?” You see, to most humans, the concept of real and not real is the difference between individual experience and shared experience. You feel you need someone outside of you to validate your inner experience. Do you? Or does the heart know, “You came to me! You are still part of my life!” The heart does know. Trust, dear one, and honor those who are doing their best to let you know that love never dies.
You are so very loved.