Photos and Memories
I’m back from a few days of other obligations demanding my time! I’m going to strive for two posts a day through the end of the week to catch up with my UBC daily blog prompts. Backing up to the 9th, the prompt was actually to share a photo and discuss its significance.
I decided to share a few photos of my late parents… because I had a dream about them two nights ago.
It was the kind of dream that was so intense and vivid, you fully expect the people from your dream to be standing there…followed by the realization it was just a dream and feeling bitterly disappointed and profoundly sad. 🙁
Yeah, it was one of THOSE dreams … and after you are fully awake, you know in your head what the reality is, but your heart yearns for the alternate reality. 🙁
In this dream, the whole Willis (my maiden name) family and extended family members were there, planning a camping trip. My Dad, whose voice I haven’t heard for about 14 1/2 years, had just clearly asked me how many of the grandchildren would want to go fishing…just before I woke up…
My parents would have been married 60 years on the 27th of this month. Dad has been gone since Sept. 2, 2002 – and Mom since July 7, 2011 – I have NO idea what led to that dream, unless it’s the fact it’s their anniversary month, and it would have been a milestone one. 🙁 And we always had big family celebrations on birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events.
My husband and I were pondering if our loved ones’ spirits visit us in our sleep and communicate spirit to spirit – and maybe that’s what causes the dreams.
I had a very strong emotional reaction, and spent time off and on crying throughout the day. I miss them so much, but the dream really brought them back in an ethereal sort of way. It was about the closest to physically seeing, hearing, and touching them again as possible, at least in this life.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Have you ever experienced a dream that’s so real (in a good way), that it’s a shock to wake up and realize it’s NOT real?
Do you gain solace from dreams, photos, and all their related memories?