my father this year and am always looking for signs and signals
that he is out there in some form. I have dreams about him,
but the most vivid and realist one was when he called me on
my mobile phone a couple of nights after his death.
in a semi-awake state and in the dream my cell phone rang.
I picked it up and, as clear as day and as loud as if he was
standing next to me, he said, "Hello, Paula." At
that point, I was so shocked I flung myself upright in bed,
breathing heavily because it was so real. It was a dream (the
phone didn't actually ring) but it was strange because I was
only semi asleep, definitely not deep enough for me to be
dreaming. The other strange thing was that Dad never called
me on my mobile phone. I think he had called me on it once
the whole time I had it.
nights later, Dad came to me in another dream. Usually I don't
get answers in my dreams when I ask a question. But I had
been wondering all week where Dad could be, and he decided
to tell me that he was OK and that he was with about 3000
other people. No one he knew was there at the time, but he
was extremely happy and healthy - he looked amazingly well.
When I asked him if he was still with us, watching over us,
he specifically replied, "Always." And with that
he smiled goodbye and disappeared.
not had a dream like that again, but I still do dream about
Dad. He walks beside me in the dream scene, or pops in to
visit - we both know he only has a short time in the dream.
He comes to me when I am upset and call him. In fact, every
time I have wished to see him and need him to give me a hug,
I always dream about him. We can't usually have "dreams
on demand," so that's why I think it isn't a dream as
much as it is a way for him to actually communicate with me.
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Oct. 18, 2004