I have always been a dreamer.
Oh I don’t mean with aspirations and dreams of what I will do. I mean vivid and realistic nighttime dreaming. I am pretty sure I inherited this from my mom.
This past week when I was with her in Ohio for her hip replacement surgery she had a dream When I went to the hospital on the morning after this dream she was unsettled and confused. In her dream she thought she was a child and when she woke up it was very difficult to shake the dream. While she does have some memory issues going on she did know that the dream was not reality and was having a really difficult time getting it out of her head.
I tried to get her mind off of it and related a couple of my recent dreams with her. One had me convinced that our oldest son, Micah, was in serious trouble with a loan shark. Yes, the kind that busts knees. When I asked him how much he owed with the thought in mind that we might possibly be able to help bail him out he responded “Two and a half million”. Uh…no, that was not going to happen. Fortunately that was the point where I woke up and realized it was dream. Good thing because I think Micah is kind of attached to his legs.
Another one of my dreams involved a teapot themed brothel with suites named after teas and furniture shaped in teapot and teacup shapes. I tell you– my dreams are pretty amazing sometimes. Now I don’t think I have dreamed in real life of being a brothel owner but who knows what my future might hold.
I always feel a bit sorry for people who say they don’t remember their dreams. Mine usually make me laugh and make me wonder what prompted me to dream that particular dream. Many times I can trace it back to a snippet of a conversation I had earlier in the day or something that I viewed. But sometimes the dreams are so totally random that it makes me question my sanity just a tiny bit.
So what about you? Do you remember your dreams? Do you dream in color and smellovsion like I do? Do you have nice dreams or scary dreams? I would love to hear all about your most memorable dream in the comments. Remember that all the comments this month go to support my friends Teresa and Dennis Gray as they go on a mission trip this summer to Honduras. You can click here to get more details about that trip.