He was so young in my dream, my dad was. The 20-something face I remember only from pictures. Handsome, lots of dark hair, athletic. And smiling. Of course. I think he was wearing a white shirt.
“Hi, Cheryl.” I heard that familiar joyful beat in his voice.
“Hi, Daddy. We miss you a lot down here.”
“I know. And I understand,” he replied solemnly.
“Well, do you want to come back, Daddy?”
“Cheryl, you have no idea how wonderful it is here. No, I don’t want to come back.”
I didn’t feel abandoned by his words. Rather, his words filled me with hope.
And the dream ended.
Thank you, Daddy.
July 26, 2013
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