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Just a Dream? She Doesn’t Believe That

February 18, 2019

Dear Dream Retriever: I know you will not think I am crazy when I tell you this dream/real event. My mother passed about two years ago. I feel her near me and at times, I can smell her perfume. As I am sure you can understand, when I try to tell people this, they don’t always believe me. I know it is her, and I had what I believe to be confirmation of this last night.

I turned in last night and, as always, looked at the picture of my parents that is on my nightstand facing me. I said good night. Then, I dreamt I was in a large room. It was very bright, as if the sun was the light and it was high noon. It was hot in the room. I was sweating. I was alone. I looked around as if I was trying to find someone who was there and was now gone. That is the feeling I had as this was happening. At first, I saw no exit at all. I tried to look up but couldn’t due to the brightness. Suddenly, a door appeared and my mother was standing there. I was so happy to see her, and I ran toward her. As I did, she faded slowly, but quickly enough for her to be gone when I got to the door. I heard that it will be all right. I then sat up quickly and at the bottom of my bed, I saw my mother -- plain as day and real as could be. She extended her hand and told me it will be all right then walked out my bedroom door and was gone.

I was startled but was able to get back to sleep. When I woke I immediately looked at my parent’s picture. The picture on my night stand was turned toward my bedroom door. Was this real? -- Katherine

Dear Katherine: If your mother felt the need to comfort you and you were open to it, then I most certainly believe you did indeed experience exactly what you believe you did. You must be in a place where she is the only comfort that could actually reach you and give you what you needed, so she found her way and, due to your skepticism, she left proof. This is not as uncommon as you think. I receive letters like this all the time. I am so happy you found comfort and were open to your mother’s help.

Reach Jackie Bryson at Dreamretriever@ yahoo.com .