I first shared this years ago-a few months after my mother joined Dominic in Heaven.
There had been difficult dreams after Dom left but it had been a long while since one had interrupted my sleep…and then they began anew.
Night after night I woke in the dark with disturbing images lingering at the edge of consciousness.
They receded once again within about a year.
Now they are back.
I think that whenever anything particularly stressful or frightening or sad or just plain hard presses in, the grief I’ve learned to hide so well is squeezed out.❤
Lately I’ve been having unsettling dreams.
Even when I can’t recall the exact sequence of events, they all have a similar theme: Someone I love is in peril and I can’t save them or something I hold dear is lost and I can’t find it.
And that awful feeling of helplessness follows me when I open my eyes.
It doesn’t take a PhD to interpret these dreams.
Grief is leaking out in my sleep.
Read the rest here: Unsettling Dreams: Grieving In My Sleep
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Good morning, I just wanted to tell you how much your blog emails help me and mean to me. You seem to hit things right on the head for me. My son was murdered two years ago, I will say he saved girls life and I try to hang onto that. But this is definitely a parents worst nightmare. And I just wanted to thank you for sharing your thoughts and your inner self. I know it’s not easy. God bless you
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