My Dream…

My Dream…

I have this recurring dream.  I dream that I die.  I know, it’s morbid… but stick with me a minute…

When I die I ascend to heaven and I’m embraced by God.   He assures me that I will be able to continue to watch over my family and give them peace and comfort until they join me in their time.

He assures me that I will understand His plan in time and allows me to ask all of my burning questions about the universe.

In heaven decades pass in mere minutes and I proudly sit and watch my little girl grow up, find a loving husband and raise her family.

I am able to comfort my wife and help her to raise our son.  God tells me that she knows I am there with her and can hear me whispering support and love as she guides him through his unique path in life.

I watch my son grow up.  I sometimes feel helpless and angry as he faces life’s challenges.  His hand-flapping and idiosyncratic noises continue into adulthood and draw occasional stares from the ignorant.

God assures me that He has a plan and that, in heaven, all of His creatures are perfect.

I trust God and patiently wait for the day when my son joins me, his hands still and his noises silenced.

One by one my family joins me in heaven.

First my wonderful wife… then my beautiful daughter.

Finally, my son join us.  I run to embrace him, then I have to stop.

He stands there in heaven, excited by all the new sights and sounds, flapping his hands and jumping.  I look to God and question Him.

“You said that all your creatures are perfect in Heaven.”

God smiles at me.

I hug my perfect son… for all eternity.

9 thoughts on “My Dream…”

  • 1
    Sarah on June 21, 2012 Reply

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your dream with us. Looks like your dream and your reality have found peace with each other. Have a blessed day with your family.

    Sarah (Laughter, Could be the Missing Piece)

  • 2
    Katie on June 21, 2012 Reply

    Wow…that is amazing. You just brought tears to my eyes and a really warm feeling to my heart. Have a beautiful day.

  • 3
    smspalmbeach on June 21, 2012 Reply

    Absolutely awesome !!!!

  • 4
    Manic Mom on June 25, 2012 Reply

    So Beautiful….I'm crying right now. Today has not been a good day around here and I needed to read this more then you will know. Thank you, I'm so glad I found your blog today. I'm going to go hug my perfect little boy now.

  • 5
    WonderfullyFi on July 19, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for making me cry!
    Beautifully written 🙂

  • 6
    Anonymous on February 3, 2013 Reply

    Heartfelt love

  • 7
    Anonymous on July 4, 2013 Reply

    This piece was heaven sent. I love it.

  • 8
    Anonymous on July 6, 2013 Reply

    Wow i can only hope that this dream will come true for all families with special needs children.

  • 9
    Marcella Kennemer on June 29, 2016 Reply

    i too, see my son as perfect, although our less than perfect world sees him as “challenged.” i often wonder, sometimes outloud, what I did in my past the God seen as remarkable enough to grant me the amazing, beautiful, challenging, frustrating and incredibly rewarding job of being his mom.
    keep up the great work. I thoroughly enjoy your blog.

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