I felt his touch and I could smell the scent of his skin. Then, I saw his face.
He was smiling that warm, filled with mischief smile that he reserved just for me.
Without speaking a word I poured out my heart… In my heart I heard his voice echo my words. I didn’t hear words, but I heard an unspoken melody that emanated from his heart to mine.
It seems that our souls are as entwined as deeply as they were before he died. The bond is alive and as strong in death as it was in life.
Then he invited me to nestle by his side, to hold me in his arms.. .. as I slipped into his arms, I felt that I was finally safe.
I felt my mind, soul and body relax for the first time since the day he died. I returned to my place. I was safely cradled in his embrace.
Yet, as I felt his warmth, I knew that this wasn’t occurring in the present. I was aware that he and I were in the land of dreams and this fading moment cannot be measured in time. I knew that it couldn’t last.
The tears began to flow down my face as I whispered my words of love in his ear. As I gazed into his eye, he was fading before me. As he became transparent, I was willing myself to not wake.
But, I did. As he faded from my dream filled eyes, I woke to my tear drenched pillow. Stardust had evaporated and he was gone.
On my pillow were tears of joy. Tears of relief. Tears of deep longing to stay in those strong arms.
He held me. I touched him.
At this moment, I know that I am awake and alive because I feel the pain of being left behind again.
It was only a dream, a vapor, a wisp of whimsy…
It was wondrous. It was heart wrenching. It was comfort. It was security…all of these things captured in the state of dreams.
After all of these month of missing him, I was blessed to see his face one more time and…
Then he was gone.
Today I prayed and told God that I realized that I was open to the idea that I desired to share life’s path with someone and asked God to show me if there was someone that would be a friend and companion, possibly a mate….and then Dan came to me in a dream…
I can’t help but wonder if the dream is the answer to this prayer or was the dream my way of letting Dan go so someone else can come into my life? Is this dream my final goodbye? Or, is the dream telling me that no one will be in my life but Dan?