I don't know what to make of this but when I tell people about it they find it fascinating.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I would have these reoccurring dreams that would involve my late Great-Grandmother standing before me but some distance away holding the number 23, behind her stood my Great-Grandfather (who died many years before I was born) I only know it was him from the family pictures I have seen with him in.
I should add my due date was to be the 5th of November but with these dreams I thought my G/Gran was trying to tell me that my daughter would be born on the 23rd of October, I made my hubby get that date off work I was that sure! Another little bit of information to add in that is relevant at the end of this is that my cousin Katie (my Great-Gran's eldest Great-Grandchild) was also pregnant at the same time as me and was due in September.
So the 23rd of October came and I started experiencing some discomfort and thought wow this is actually happening but the pain wasn't labour just braxton hicks. I'll be honest I felt absolutely gutted because as I said above I had convinced myself she was coming on that date. 5 days later I gave birth to my daughter Olivia on the 28th of October.
When my daughter was about 6months old I was talking to my Nan (Great-Gran's daughter) about the dreams and my disappointment when halfway through she said "Didn't Katie (my cousin) give birth to Lacey on the 23rd of September?" I said "Yes Nan, but what's your point?" Nan: "Well I think G/Gran was telling you two things in those dreams. The 23 was relevant to Lacey's birth date, she would have been Gran's first Great-Great Grandchild that's probably why the number 23 was so bold in your dream" Me: "OK, that makes sense. What's the second thing then?" Nan: "That G/Grandad was in the dream also and that Olivia was born on a date that's special to them both": "What do you mean special to them both?" Nan:"It was the date they got married many years ago!"
It means the world to me to know my Great-Gran is could still be with us and although she never met her great great grandchildren they have a bit of her in them with the dates in which they are born. If that's not strange enough Phillip (my cousin and Katie's younger brother) had a son Dylan who would of been Gran's first great-great grandchild and his birth date is... The *23*rd of December!
Tell me what you think people is this just a coincidence, am I over thinking it or was/is my Great-Gran still with me/us?