passed away in December 2006 at age 83, followed by my father
in August 2007 at age 90. It was difficult losing them so
close together, but I was happy that they were with each other
again. When my youngest son became engaged and was married
in 2008, we were all ready for a happy family event.
and dinners were fun and the bride and groom were beautiful.
As the reception progressed that evening, it became obvious
that nobody from my family was going to show up. Not brothers
or sister, not aunts or uncles and not even one of my son's
many cousins. I was devastated and went to bed that night
feeling very heavy-hearted and homesick.
then that I had a brief dream; in the dream I was once again
at the wedding reception, mingling and chatting with the crowd
of people. As the crowd moved a bit, I saw my mother sitting
in a chair among the group. Everyone else was standing, but
she was sitting.
lovely and was wearing a blue dress with a little white collar.
She smiled at me and said, "Your father is here too." Then,
as I turned to look in the direction she indicated, I woke
blessing and comfort it was to know that my parents had been
at their grandson's wedding.I had family there after all!
Please respond to John
Feb. 8, 2013