As we continue to live in this "unique" time, my hope for you all is to be safe. Crazy times!
I have mentioned before that I lost my dad a bit over 10 years ago and my mom passed July 2. She suffered from dementia for about 5 years but the last 3 of her life was devastating. It's been the longest good bye for us! I live a thousand miles away and with this pandemic was unable to go see her before she passed. My mom would've told me to stay home and stay safe! She would not have wanted there to be a fuss. I find comfort in the fact I was able to spend a week with her back in November and accept that was the last time I would see her, physically that is. Over the last few months of her life I dreamed of her frequently. Often, my dad was also in these dreams. I strongly believe that he was waiting for her. My sister, who took care of my mom until the end, told me mom was always talking to someone at night. She kept a baby monitor in her room in case mom needed something. My sister could never make out what she was saying or who she was talking to.
Fast forward to her passing. I dreamed A LOT about my sister after she passed (26 years ago) and I've also dreamed of my dad. Since mom's been gone I've been waiting for a dream about her. Mind you, not just any dream but the "visitation" type of dream. Well, it finally happened.
In my dream, I was riding in the car with mom and dad. He was driving and mom was in the passenger seat. I sat directly behind mom and they were discussing something. We pulled into the driveway where they used to live and got out. Mind you, this was a lake house that my parents built and our family had MANY happy times there. All the grand kids still tell wonderful stories of that lake house. So, while mom and dad were talking, she called dad Lloyd, which was not his name. This resonated with me because mom used to call my son George when he was little and he always told her, "Grandma, I'm not George!" She did it just to give him a hard time and we always laughed.
In my dream, I was about to remind her of this when it hit me, she's gone! I grabbed my mom and hugged her so tight and literally sobbed, telling her how much I love and miss her! I felt her in my arms and felt my body sob so hard!
As I sadly woke up, I remembered dad standing there while I hugged mom and I know, he brought her to me!