Sunday, November 02, 2008


Today is a day for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
Remembering the joyful times, the positive times what made these souls special.

Today I will be remembering.
As I cook and knit and read and craft, I will be thinking of those special ones.
Dad, Mary, Grandma Beulah, Grandmother Clara, Uncle Kenny, and even Chutney and Lancer and Tinker.

A memory, a dream.  After my Dad died I had a dream of him. 
 We were in an airport, it was quite warm but Dad was wearing my favorite Marlboro man jacket, My feet hurt, I was in old tennis shoes(blue chucks), I was searching, frantic, afraid I'd miss my flight.  I saw my Dad and I ran to him to give him a hug and he hugged me back and I could smell his special Dad smell.  He said to me, "it's okay, I'm alright."  He told me goodbye and I got on my plane. 

I rarely fly.
I don't wear chucks anymore.
I could smell him.
I could feel his hug and the leather of the jacket.
It was so very Real.

If you want to see how others are honoring their family go to Dia de Bloglandia to start your adventure.

The card above is my representation of a candy skull.
I really wanted to join in on the festivities of Dia de Bloglandia but couldn't get a post ready in time.  

Take time today to remember.



Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I love your card--so wonderfully colorful! I also have had dreams of family members come to say goodbye soon after their passing. I think it is a lovely memory (dream or not!). Have a beautiful day :-)

susanna said...

What a wonderful dream of your father. It's interesting to see where our dreams take us...the location, the sights, the smells, etc. What a comforting message from your dad.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us...I love dreams..yours was very special!

jennlui said...

your card is just perfect! remembering loved ones doesn't need to be an elaborate thing, the thought is what counts and i can feel the love through your words. thank you so very much for sharing, it is an honor to be part of your remembrance celebration.

Tess said...

This is a lovely description of your dream and your father. Smell is so evocative. I often think some dreams are more than just dreaming.

rochambeau said...

Dear Viki,
It is amazing that you had this dream, that it was vivid and you remembered. That you can store it in your heart!
Glad to have found your blog.
Happy Dia de los Muertos!!


Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful TRUE dream.
I'm sure the feelings expressed were exactly right.
A beautiful post.

Quilted Cavalier said...

Your post was wonderful. Memories of the last time I saw my Dad came back too... I love your artwork! Thank you for stopping by my blog as well.


JeriAnn said...

What a wonderful dream! Thank you for sharing such a special occurrence with us. A beautiful Dia de los Muertos tribute.

Leau said...

A very wise man once told me that we do most of our "work" in our dreams. What a comfort yours seems to have been. Thanks for sharing

3rdEyeMuse said...

I'm glad I came to revisit ... the card is great & the dream you shared even better. I would love to actually remember my dreams - at least the good ones. :)