Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Heavenly Gatherings

This October will mark 21 years since my father died. Over those years I have had maybe 3 or 4 dreams, vivid dreams, where my father visited me. These dreams are never about past events, they're always current. They've always been completely impacting. 

I remember the first one...3 years after he died while I was in a crisis of faith and performing on one of the Norwegian Cruise Line ships. In the dream he and I walked through a field and talked about life and doubt and faith. It rocked my world. 

It's been years since I've had another dream, even though I have longed to, but I did this past Saturday night. It was so real...hearing his voice, seeing his expressions, getting a hug. In this dream, we were in the town where my father is buried and after coming out of a store a car pulled up to the curb and Ronnie Lorenz who was one of Dad's best friends was driving and rolled down the window and said, "What do you think about this?!" Dad jumped out, grabbed me and hugged me. We laughed through tears. He wept as he met the kids and Sheryl and hugged them. It was all so real. I woke up very early Sunday morning and couldn't go back to sleep. My heart was beating 90 mph. I felt so excited. Wow...it just made me long for the day when we're all together. Thank you, God, for allowing me to have that little taste of Heaven. 

Oh...and, um, this is awkward, but R2-D2 was also in the dream. Yes, R2-D2. The robot. I mean, did you seriously think my dad could come visit with me in a dream without there being some bizzare-o feature. :) 


Simpsongirl said...

Precious. I had a very vivid dream after my grandfather died. We went to visit him at the cemetary and all of the people who were buried there were sitting in front of their headstones in lawn chairs to visit with their families. :-) Best of all, I got to hug him and tell him that I loved him and tell him goodbye. I think that was just what I needed. Glad you had a sweet reunion...these help us wait for the real one to come. God bless.

David Brent said...

If R2-D2 was there, you must have been dreaming in really deep space! Love those house shoes.