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I dreamed of you today . . .

02 Jan

I dreamed of you today . . .

Janie, I saw you today. You were seated in a room and you stood and walked across the room and I followed. You were wearing black slacks, low-heeled black shoes and a red shirt, and you were carrying the black purse that Kelley brought from New York, and as always you looked exquisite.

I stood and followed you, but I awoke after you had taken only a few steps toward the door of the room. I don’t know where we were, and I can’t describe the surroundings because my attention was focused on you. Although I was asleep, I knew that I was asleep, and I was horribly disappointed when I awakened so soon after you appeared.

I saw you at 1:40 PM today on Sunday, the second day of January, 2010. This is the forty-fifth day since you left me, and I have prayed on every one of those days for you to come to me in my dreams, and today you answered my prayers. You came to me, only for a few seconds but you came to me. I had dozed off in the recliner in our den for a brief few seconds and you came to me.

I picture you in my mind throughout every day and into the evening, continuing on until sleep overtakes me—not continuously, of course, but sporadic through the entire day whether I am sitting, standing, walking or driving. My thoughts of you do not in any way distract from my daily activities—they seem to blend in perfectly, and my thoughts will always be of you. You were and still are such an important part of me that my thoughts will always keep you in my daily life, even though you are not with me.

Those incredibly brief seconds that I was with you today sparkle in my memory with the glitter of fine diamonds and glisten with the sheen of dew drops on tulips. I will keep them close in memory and bring them out from time to time to admire them and keep your memory strong, but I yearn for more—I’ve seen the previews of coming attractions—now let me see the feature-length film.

I love you more today than yesterday, but less than tomorrow.

Sleep well in heaven, my darling.

Mike

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Posted by on January 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “I dreamed of you today . . .

  1. sue

    January 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Mike, thank you for your willingness in sharing the open honest and intimate journey of your heart and your love for Janie. Your writings move my own heart.

     
    • thekingoftexas

      January 4, 2011 at 7:33 am

      Au contraire! (I just hate it when people use those French phrases, the ones such as au contraire, delivered with raised eyebrow and a flip of the wrist, don’t you?). Sure you do, so I’ll start over:

      On the contrary, I thank you for following my juvenile attempts at writing and then following up with such cogent and heartfelt emotion. Please don’t ever, ever stop! (note the exclamation point!)

       

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