I never dream of her ... never! There was one exception though that occurred in July of 2013. She visited with me and there was no doubt the dream had great significance to me. I had been struggling for years with something, and God finally allowed her to come to me and put my mind at rest. I wrote an article entitled, "A Dream or A Message". It was the last I heard from her. You can read it here under “Archives” entitled “July 2013”.
This dream is nothing compared to the first dream. What I am about to share here was just that ... a dream! No hidden message, no spiritual visit ... just my soul mate of a best friend being silly as I always remembered. She could make me laugh as no other!
I was in our regular stomping ground ... a bar (prior to my Christian conversion so no one has to feel the need to send me an email or anything trying to save my soul. Jesus did that 16+ years ago). I was sort of having an out-of-body experience and was watching events around me. My eyes became focused on these two guys at the bar, both of whom were ex-boyfriends of my best friend. They were chatting, drinking a lot, and reminiscing about her. Finally one of them broke away by himself and he was having a conversation with my best friend ... minus her presence, of course.
I found this so amusing and knew without a doubt my best friend would find great humor in it also. It was almost poetic justice at its best. I could not wait to visit her in heaven to deliver this story. As I knew she would, she laughed and we laughed together. It was what came next which proved to be so typical of her. I woke up with a smile on my face at just the remembrance.
Somehow my dream switched over to me riding down the road with boyfriend #1 and he was still having a conversation with my best friend. He could not see me, but it was quite a feast for my eyes. At some point during the ride, my best friend showed up to make it even more hilarious.
We stopped ... maybe at a traffic light, I do not know ... but my best friend came up to the vehicle. You have to realize he could not see her anymore then he could see me, but I could see her. Also keep in mind that this guy was not in his right mind as the alcohol had taken over long before now.
She started to chat with him at first, standing at his window which was down. He hears her and turns towards her. His face is showing surprise, but he is going along with the program. As she is chatting (I cannot hear what she is saying), he is looking around trying to find her ... or at the very least wondering if he has finally gone over the edge.
She then proceeds to crawl into his lap and commences to drive. By this point, he is truly freaking out and I am laughing so hard I am crying. I do not know how long we went on like this, but it was priceless. Knowing how much fun she was having doing this just tripled the pleasure we were having. Again it was poetic justice of the best sort!!! Then, just as quickly as the dream started, it came to an end and I woke up. I did not just wake up though as I woke smiling and in good spirits.
I replayed the dream in my mind, and I could not remember all of it but I recalled enough to make me want to share it. This was so typical of her ... the jokester! She always had the nack of making me laugh no matter what I was going through. I laid in bed for a bit longer languishing in the aftermath and thanking God for just this glimpse of her again. The dream was nothing spiritual and it was simply that ... a dream! However, it was a glimpse of someone I so love and miss. I needed it!
I do not know why it happened today ... maybe because her birthday is coming up in October and I am thinking of her even more. Maybe it was because of the weather changing ... she loved Fall (hated winter!!!). Her favorite season was summer. She loved the sun! It really does not matter why. I am just thankful she had time to make me laugh. She always did have the time for me. No matter what was happening in our lives with family, boyfriends, jobs, etc., we were never too busy for each other. We worked at our friendship and, at times, it was hard. We fought just as much as we laughed, but we never turned our backs on one another. It was simply unheard of.
I have been struggling with different things over the past few months so this visit was uplifting and just what the doctor ordered. As I am sitting here typing this, I can see the smirk upon her face as only she could deliver. I will have joy in my heart all day today remembering this dream. She always could put a smile on my face, make me laugh in difficult times, and simply be her which I loved.
Until we meet again, my very dearest of friends ... I love you!