While we are mourning the loss of our friend,
others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. – John Taylor
Years ago, I awoke from a dream that was so real that I called my parents to tell them. My Mom’s brother was like another father to me growing up. He was a special man in my life and I loved him very much. My dream was brief, but I saw him as clear as day in my dream and I heard his voice which I hadn’t heard in over 20 years. I knew the voice immediately and recognized him in my dream as well as he looked ‘fit as a fiddle’ and happy. I spent many weeks visiting him in South Carolina as a child and he always made a big deal of my visits. When I told my parents about my vivid dream, my Dad told me that it was my Uncle’s birthday (which I didn’t know). I felt very blessed that he had come to visit me and I was smiling all day thinking of him.
Truth be told, I thought it was a strange coincidence, but went on with my life, never thinking another thing about it.
Then a few nights ago, I awoke in the middle of the night, startled from a dream that was so real that it took me a few minutes to shake the cobwebs from my brain and realize that I was in my own home, in my bedroom and it was 3am. In my very vivid, realistic dream, I was talking with my Dad and my Aunt Gloria. We were in a house which I know I’ve visited before in my dreams and we were in the kitchen, talking and laughing. It felt so good to see the two of them looking healthy and happy. They looked as I remembered them 20 years ago and not as I had last seen them which had been at their recent deaths. I remember that there were others milling around, but the three of us were talking in the kitchen of the home and we were teasing my Dad and laughing heartily over something funny.
My Dad passed away 6 weeks ago and Aunt Gloria passed away 6 months ago, but they were great friends and I can easily see the 2 of them whooping it up in Heaven together. In fact, the more I’ve thought about my recent dream, the more I suspect that perhaps I did really visit with the 2 of them for the duration of my brief dream. Now I just wish I could remember what we had been talking about as it was very funny. Surely they shared a dilly of a joke or story with me because I remember feeling so lighthearted when I awoke.
Whatever happened that night, I know that it was a confirmation to me that they are doing well on the ‘other side of the veil’ and I am happy to see it. I am just so grateful that the two of them found each other and deigned to visit me. What a beautiful memory to enjoy for days to come!
Has this ever happened to you? Am I the only one? Have you ever gotten a visit from someone who’s passed? I’ve never told anyone but my family about these dreams so I’m interested in knowing if I’m just delusional or if you’ve had similar experiences? If you would, please let me know…
Happy August 1st to you!
Yes, I have had this happen several times and it is always sooo comforting…
Oh thank you so much for sharing! I’d love to chat with you about it someday.
Wild stuff happens to me at 3am, too. I used to think that it was scary and bad, but now it just seems like it is a time when other stuff wakes up. 🙂
Glad it’s not just me…I’ll send you a happy hug at 3am tomorrow! 🙂
I’ll take it! 😉
I love your blog and this story is fascinating. I actually started writing a book about the other side, but have unfortunately set it aside and have not finished it. Perhaps this will wake the creation bug in me again to continue with my book. I have had some experiences myself, but mostly when I am awake. Thank you for sharing your experience. Hugs 🙂
I hope you’re inspired to finish your book as I’d love to read it! Maybe this was your ‘wake up’ post to keep writing your book! 🙂
Love your blog too! xo
Perhaps you are right, thank you! Enjoy your weekend, hugs 🙂
It’s happended to me on several occassions. On a few occassions it has been very intriguing in that the person in the dream and I will be talking about an event that is not familiar to me. Sometimes it involves funny situations, sometimes work related experiences and sometime just random events. The part that makes it unusual is that the event occurs later in time and it is like deja vu to me. I used to be somewhat thrown off when this occurred. I have come to see these events as part of a much larger circle of life. The past, present and future are all connected and sometimes we are given foreshadowing. It has left me a sense of peace to know that all the people who have touched our lives, living and dead, remain with us.
What a gift! I am so happy you shared as I don’t feel so alone! Thank you! xo
You are so not alone. My dad has visited and given me great answers to questions and dilemmas. I have to laugh at his very “unique way of being” in his reactions. It is so much more real than any dream, and it is always so good to connect with him!
Oh thank you for sharing! I feel so much better! So happy your Dad gives you answers! xo
You are not alone! I know that they were able to visit you and that made them as happy as you. This is a wonderful experience!
Thank you ~ I think they wanted me to know that they were happy. xo
You have no idea how much I can relate to this blog! My daughter (5yo) and I were just talking about this. My grandfather passed away a few days after Christmas and we both have seen him a handful of times in our dreams (I didn’t know she had too until the other day). I must say that I KNEW it was him because when I hugged him in my dream, I felt this overwhelming love and joy…unlike anything that I’ve felt. I can only imagine this is what it must feel like all the time in heaven or in spirit 🙂
Thank you for sharing! I love that you’ve had such beautiful moments with your grandfather! How wonderful! xo
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