Visit from my father

United States
October 26, 2009 9:14pm CST
My father passed away 11 years ago and I recently had a dream with him. I dreamed that he came to my bedside and told me he wanted to take me for a walk on the wild side. Of course, I agreed and off we went. He gave me the ability to fly and we traveled the world. He took me to the Hollywood sign and we sat looking at the city. He took me to the great wall of China, the Pyramids, the Bermuda Triangle, Alaska, Italy, the Vatican. We traveled for what seemed like eons. When we were gazing at the beautiful sites he filled me in on many things. Most important, he told me that he has not visited as often because he is comfortable with where I am in life. He told me how proud he is of me and that I am a wonderful mother and great wife. He said he no longer needs to be by my side each day because I am where I should be in life. He said that he was traveling the world and checks in less frequently, but that I am always in his heart while he is away. I am left with an amazing feeling of love and gratitude for him taking me on such a lovely journey. I am also left with a question. Is it possible that he used my dream to bring me on this journey, or is it my subconscious allowing me to deal with the fact that he is really gone?
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
i think he send a message on your dream saying that dont forgot to visit him and remembering him in this incoming November for all souls day by visiting him on his grave and offer a prayer that is all about..
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• United States
27 Oct 09
That is a very good thought. You might be right. I think it would be good to visit the grave and to say a prayer for him over this next month. Thank you for your thoughtful response.
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• United States
27 Oct 09
I agree. To remember them with love and gratitude for the lives spent with us on Earth is so important. I know for me I will never forget my father and will always cherish the memories he gave me.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Oct 09
Hi jodylee, I think that this is very interesting and I feel that it may have been a real visit, and your father meant exactly what he said. I often feel that there is a very thin veil between us and those who have made their transition to the next life. It is quiet possible that he had been watching over you and now feels that you no longer need him. It may be a case of him moving on now that he's satisfied that you are okay. Blessings.
• United States
27 Oct 09
Hi Pose. The more amazing part is that I felt his presence for a long time. Then, one day, it was gone. It was almost an empty feeling. I was sad about it but would get small glimpses of that feeling every once in a while. I would like to believe it was a real visit and that he was taking the opportunity to show me the wonderful things he is able to see. If anyone could have a strong enough spirit to come back, it would be my father. Have you ever experienced anything like this?
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• United States
27 Oct 09
Wow, that is amazing. I am so glad she found her way back to let you have peace with her passing. It must have been so comforting! I can imagine loosing a spouse so suddenly and so young would be quite devestating. Thank you for sharing your experience.
• China
27 Oct 09
Maybe this means your father's love has deeply burnt into your heart.You still can't deal with the fact that he is gone.No one will love us like our parents,your father will live in your heart forever
• United States
27 Oct 09
This is so true for me. He will always be in my heart and I think I in his. There is nothing like the love of a father and daughter, except maybe a mother and son :) I wish I did not loose him at such a young age. I was only 17 and still so much in need of a father. I am glad I have this connection in my heart to him because the feeling when I woke up the next morning after that dream was truly amazing. Have you ever experienced anything like this?
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I did dream about my father long after he was gone. I saw in my dream that we were doing things together the way we use to. When I find it difficult to finish some school projects and almost come to the point of giving up, he was always there to help me out. I think it is more like your last sentence. enjoy!
• United States
27 Oct 09
That is nice that he shows up to encourage you to go on. I love that he can still be there for you in spirit. I think you might be right, just me trying to move on I am sure.