It started with a headache. Then it spiraled into a spring head cold that I do NOT want. In an effort to minimize symptoms Iâ€™ve been hitting the thyme tea, thyme honey, and extra-dosing on vitamins. Before going to bed Iâ€™m taking a generic version of Nyquil that puts me out quicker than a cat about to upchuck a fur ball. Iâ€™m a believer in the messages dreams send from our sub-conscious, but the drugged sleep seems to go into particularly wonky places.
Lately both my husband and I have been having dreams where we lose someone near and dear. By â€œloseâ€ I mean we canâ€™t find the missing person physically, not death. When we wake from our dreams we hold each other a moment and give a prayer of thanks that it was only a dream.
My husband has been having a reoccurring dream that heâ€™s married to me, but living with his ex. Heâ€™s frustrated because he wants to be with me, but has no way of knowing where I am, so he stays with her. Â Iâ€™m not even sure I want to try to interpret that one!
My latest â€œlost personâ€ dream involves my daughter. In the dream she is about eight-years old and was last seen digging inÂ her little 4 x 8 garden plot in the yard.
The neighbors are hosting a large religious gathering and as a result all types of strangers roam my yard. Beyond my yard is a golf course, and again strangers are milling nearbyÂ under the guise of looking for a lost ball.
My husband comes into the house and asks where my daughter is. Â I look outside and see that only her little shovel remains by the upturned earth.
â€œIâ€™m not sure,â€ I say. â€œMaybe sheâ€™s with friends?â€
We start our search and the more we ask for help in finding her, the more sinister the strangers seem. I become increasingly terrified. This fear, this torment, goes on and on until I check her room and find her peacefully sleeping under the covers. Ahhh.
Do you have recurring dreams you wish would just go away? What do you think they mean?
Realizing the dream was just a dream? The best part of my day.