Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ANOTHER DREAM...

About a month ago I had a really great dream about you Ben.  I was in some strange (and really big fancy house) with a lot of other mom's and their babies.  (Brady and the kids were with me)  I remember at one point I was panicky because all of a sudden you weren't with me, so I asked the kids where you were and they didn't know.  I ran around this unfamiliar house looking for you because I knew that you should not be alone in case you needed suctioning or other kinds of help.  I entered this room full of car seats and there you were, sitting in your car seat waiting for me. And I remember your suction machine was turned on and running next to you because I immediately worried about the battery draining - so I turned it off.  I scooped you right up, just like I used to do, and told you how much I missed you!  That's when you looked right into my eyes with the cutest smile EVER and said, "I ate lettuce".  I remember being completely shocked that you had just spoken to me.  And at the same time I was laughing and in my cutesy voice said to you, "BEN!  Who fed you lettuce?"  You never answered but I wasn't too concerned because my  next thought was to hurry and find the other kids so that I could tell them what happened.  I finally found them and told them, "You've GOT to hear this, Ben talked."  At which point I said, "Come on Ben...show them how you can talk!"  That's when he turned and looked right into Kaleb's eyes and said, "I love you Bubby!" and then turned to the rest of us and said, "I ate lettuce!"  And we all laughed.  (and then I woke up) 

This dream came at a time when I think Kaleb really needed it.  He's had a hard couple of months.  I feel like it was Ben's way of communicating through me, the love that he has for his brother.  I shared this with Kaleb and by the end we were both teary.  As for the lettuce part?  It still makes me laugh.  I have no idea what the meaning of THAT was, but this I do know...that Ben's love for his brother is REAL and so powerful.

16 comments:

Jo Jo said...

I'm a believer! I'm so glad for you.

Jo Jo said...

I'm back for a second read. Love a good story.

Junior said...

wow Becky, so amazing. Ben certainly loves his wonderful family.

The Kings said...

That is a VERY cool dream :) So lovely that you could share it with Kaleb. As for the lettuce -that's very funny! Surely Ben should've eaten pizza or something first!? ;) :)

Smilin' sunshine said...

This made me laugh and cry!

LL said...

probably made Dawn cry because of the green vegetable part. :-)
SO SWEET!!! I bet it felt so good to hold him.
XO

Amy said...

:)

shirlgirl said...

Loved the story. Thanks for sharing your dream with us. Hope Kaleb is feeling better.

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing Becky. You and your family are an inspiration.

Jenny said...

...there IS food in heaven!!!

HOORAY!


:)


XOXO forever.

Elizabeth Green said...

What a beautiful dream. This made me cry lots of happy tears. What a sweet dream. So glad you had it and could share it with Kaleb. Hope he is feeling better. :)

April said...

Oh that touched my heart and made me smile. What a sweet dream. I hope Kaleb feels extra loved!

socks said...

I don't know what you feel about dream interpretation, but as a certified psychologist I took several courses on dreams. Dreams are important in understanding a person's emotional state.

Lettuce actually has a meaning! Lettuce, as most foods, is a nutrient. Lettuce is considered abundant, something easy to grow, fragile, "affordable" and even...oddly enough...insufficient

If you were dreaming of eating lettuce it would mean that you felt fulfilled, yet vulnerable.

The fact that someone else(Ben) was(or said they had) eating lettuce means that the other person is "fulfilled" but is missing something.

From your dream, Ben telling you he ate lettuce may mean that he is happy, but misses you all.

However, if lettuce(salad) is something you, or a specific member of your family eats regularly, or someone "loves" salad, then that is a message of love/like/amusement/connection to that individual(s)

Becky said...

Wow! Socks, I'm liking your explanation of 'lettuce' in my dream. I'm gonna go with the fact that Ben IS happy and he DOES miss us. That makes complete sense. Thank you! :)

ElissaAmal said...

What a beautiful dream!! How amazing that your precious angel le you know that he is happy, well, able to speak and eat and even tell you & his family that he loves you. Also so sweet that he came to give his brother, Kaleb, love, support and hope at a time he needed it most. One of God's angels in heaven doing His work on earth. <3

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