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Saturday, November 16, 2013

the dream


The other day, I had a super vivid dream. Some people are really into interpreting dreams and if you're one of those people, I'm interested in hearing your take on it.

So here's the dream as I remember it. Keep in mind that some parts don't make a lot of sense but that's sometimes how dreams are.

I was laying in bed alone (in a house that is not my current home) and heard a scratching noise coming from above. Remembering that I once found a bird in the attic, I went up to check it out. Instead of a bird, I found a beautiful, demure three-year old little girl with long curly blond hair. 


I brought her down and was caring of her for a while. At one point, I asked my mom to watch her while shopping in Target. When I came back, she was gone. My mom said she went to look for me. I was really upset with my mom and telling her "she's a three-year old little girl, you can't let her go by herself".


Then we were back in the house and I was searching each room looking for the little girl and calling to her. Finally, she crawled out from underneath the guest bed and ran into my arms. She held me around the neck so tight and put her head on my shoulder. In that moment, I knew I had to keep her.


But as I began to release her from our embrace, I saw that she had a dog collar around her neck with a phone number. After much contemplation, I decided that if a sweet little girl like this was brave enough to run away from home and wanted to me to care for her....how could I say no. I figured something bad must be happening to her at home so I took the dog collar off of her and threw it in the trash. 

Then I woke up.
When my husband woke up, I recited my dream to him. Being the big brat that he is, this is how he responded.

"Sounds like you woke up right before you got booked in the county jail for kidnapping." 

Really, A?!??!
Then I told him, I wonder if this dream means that we are meant to adopt.
His priceless response...

"Tell you what, if you find a three-year old girl on our roof wearing a dog collar, I'm all for it...let's adopt her."

He is such a sarcastic sh*t!

So what does this dream mean (if anything)? Dream interpretations. 
Go.


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone has a purpose in life...your purpose may be to give a child a home, a family and LOVE. When you let go of what you want, and let your heart lead you, it's a whole new incredible experience!

Tausha said...

WOW! What a powerful dream. I am such a believer of dreams. I feel like our unconscious talks to us through dreams so I always listen.

Punch your hubby in the face that idiot. Hahah.

I interpreted that as a call for adoption.

In other words, I have loved following your journey and am so proud of you for pouring your heart out for everyone to read. You are incredible and you WILL be an incredible mother.

Deborah said...

I would encourage you to ask God what it means. Many times are dreams represent something else so what you see in your dream (a little girl) probably represents something else and many times you or someone closer to you know better what the interpretation is then strangers.
For example the little girl represents a something you want,long blond hair represents perfection-something perfect, her being in the attic could represent a dream or goal of yours that has been placed on the back burner because you have been so focused on other things, you going to Target may represent the dream being placed on the back burner again & you have to find it/remember it again. Not quite sure what the collar with numbers could mean but it may have something to do with whatever the girl represents specifically.

Jill said...

I've also had dreams like this. And they are what brought my husband and I to stop with the fertility treatments and we are now becoming foster parents in the hopes of adopting. I hope you do not find a child with a dog collar, however, I believe you will have the child you are meant to love!!!!

Caroline said...

girl! wow! God TOTALLY speaks through dreams. I wish I could tell you exactly what this means, but I'm not quite sure. Most dreams we take metaphorically, but not literally. Check out this website:
http://www.joshuamediaministries.org/dreams/symbols-dictionary

This is what it says about an attic: Attic: See also Upstairs, Roof and Two Story: Of the spirit; the mind; thought; right and/or wrong attitudes; stored, memories; learning; Spirit realm; upper room. (Acts 1: 12; 2: 1-4)

I encourage you to write it down and ask the Lord to reveal the meaning. I write every one down, even if I don't understand it now, there is always purpose. Hope you gain clarity!

Aubrey said...

I think this just means that you're going to be a mom... That you WILL find your baby- however it happens :)

Nina S said...

I find that the dreamer always has the best interpretation of her own dreams. Only you know what's in your heart. Maybe you are feeling called to adopt or maybe you are just longing for a beautiful creature that you feel will never belong to you. Partners don't always understand the mental contingency plans we set up. He's probably wondering why are we spending so much money on IVF when you want to adopt. I'm sorry he didn't understand the support you needed at that moment.

lo @ crazy ever after said...

What an emotional dream. I am not a dream reader but if it were me I'd see it as a sign that you'll be a mom someday, somehow. It might not be in the most traditional ways. Perhaps through ART or maybe through adoption? But it clearly proves that you have a lot of love to give, and you will undoubtedly be able to give that love to a child someday. Dreams are cool like that. They give us hope. I hope it gave you oodles of it.

Also. Are you on any kind of fertility drugs right now? Those meds give me the most vivid dreams. Buffalo chicken cuisine does the same after a night of eating it. Ha!

shay said...

that is such a funny response your hubby had. my hubby probably would have said something similar!

as for it being life foreshadowing, who knows, guess anything is possible right? :P

Kaity said...

I know nothing about dream interpretation, but I've noticed that sometimes my dreams center around things I didn't even know I was thinking or feeling. Like it's putting a visual to my subconscious thoughts. If your dream made you feel at all convicted maybe it's something worth thinking about!

glimpseinsidemyjourney said...

Interpretation of dreams is all about what meaning the elements of the dream hold for you. So in this case, what does "the attic" represent? What does the number "3" represent? What does the little girl represent? How about the dog collar?

Dreams are our brains processing our lives. It seems like adoption in on your mind and this dream is your brain processing this.

Sarah said...

Wow! I am definitely into dreams and their meanings! Could totally be an adoption hint or reference. Or maybe it means, your baby whether it's IVF or adoption is "hard to catch" Hard to get to. Since she kept running off in the dream? And it has been a rough road for you to get to a baby! But also, who know's maybe someday you will save a little girl from a sad situation? And maybe someday, one way or another, you will have a child :) Dreams are so cool!

Laura Rahel said...

I love adoption and think that it's definitely for me but it's different for everyone!

I dont think the dream is telling you to adopt, but that it's more reflective of the shift in your own feelings on the matter. That maybe as you go through other options, your feelings on adoption are changing.

If it ends up being the right choice for you guys, I would be so, so happy for you! So many children need good and loving homes. If you decide to look into it seriously, you may want to try foster care! Instead of spending years on waiting lists and tens of thousands of dollars trying to adopt, you can be a foster parent, being paid to take care of a child. Then if you fall in love with the child, if they are the right fit for your family, it's so much easier to adopt. A couple of family court hearings and sometimes the state even pays towards some of the childs living expenses even afterwards! Its an amazing option because you don't have to pick a child blindly and hope it works out, you can feel out the situtation and a child before making the committment. Plus 6 months vs several years. Plus getting paid to adopt and care for a child vs paying tens of thousands of dollars. Also, you can put constraints on which children you are willing to foster- for example you can say only girls under age 6 or something like that and then youll be notified when a child meeting your criteria needs a foster home :)

It sounds like an amazing dream. I truely believe that adoption is a wonderful thing. I would be so happy for you and your family having a child- reguardless of which means you get there :D

Monica Anderson Carpenter said...

Maybe it's your future little girl visiting you in your dream. It's her way of telling you to hold on to your dream of get and to keep fighting for her. She's reminding you that she's yours but she's having a hard time making her way to you, that she's been with you before (when you found her), then she wasn't anymore (losing her at Target), then you found her again and she didn't want to let go because she doesn't want you to let HER go. Maybe? My interpretation at least :) what a good dream though!

And my husband has the same type of personality, he keeps me sane through this tough time.

Mrs B. said...

It means that you have hidden fears about what will happen when you become a mother. That you have a lot of love to give and that you can't let go of your goal, because that's not who you are. Xxx

Charity said...

I don't know much about interpreting dreams but what a sweet dream. And lol at A's comments!! Men!!! I had a dream a while ago when I was in treatment that I had a really tiny baby that fit into my hand. I was nursing it and caring for it and right before we left the hospital to go home I woke up. Man it was a wonderful feeling....being a mom.

Aramis said...

I don't necessarily believe that dreams predict things or are omens, I just more think they are alternate ways for your brain to process all the things that you're going through in real life. Here's a few guesses about what this one could mean. In dreams, a house usually represents the dreamer themselves. Finding the girl in the attic could represent your desire to have your own genetic child. Her getting lost, and your mom just letting her go, could symbolize your failed attempts so far and maybe feeling a lack of support from others about it (not necessarily your mom specifically). Finding her with a dog collar marking her as someone else's could be your brain processing the fact that you know you may end up having a child, but it could be genetically someone else's (either through DE or adoption). The fact that you threw away the collar could symbolize that you are willing to accept someone else's genetic child as your own.

Amber said...

Oh man, I hate dreams that are so vivid and make you think about EVERYTHING. by the way, your husband sounds like he has the same sense of humor as my husband. At least he consented to adopting a little girl if you find one in your attic. Ugh. Lol. Maybe this dream is meant to at least pursue the possibility and have more in depth conversations about adoption. Doesn't mean you to down that path, but maybe it does? You are meant to be a parent Jessah and have a little one to love on. Maybe adoption is that path. Maybe it means your time at CCRM is going to pay off. I am interested to hear what everyone else has to say.

Ashley said...

Wow! First of all, that picture looks a lot like my daughter! If you find her on your roof you have to bring her back!! =)
I think most dreams are just our brains piecing together things we've seen, heard, or thought but I do believe that God can speak to us or move us in a certain direction through a dream. And you know I'm all for adoption!!

Melissa said...

Hahaha! The conversation with your husband cracked me up!

But i have no idea how to interpret dreams! :o/

Unknown said...

Lovely dream. Well dreams can be confusing but if this has a meaning I would say that it's telling you to open your mind for the possibility of adoption. It may or may not happen... But isn't welcoming the option a breath of fresh air? :) I am in the exactly same situation as you and found that the option of adoption enlightened the burden of infertility. Hope it does the same for you.

Emily said...

Awe, I think that is such a sweet dream. I'm not sure what it means, but your husband is quite the joker. Haha! Made me laugh a little ;)

Jacki said...

Maybe it's your subconscious trying to work out some feelings related to adoption? Suggesting that you want to be open to it? I have confusing dreams a lot, and there is usually something going on that I can't properly "process" when I'm awake that starts to clarify itself through dreams ...

Finley S said...

wow what a vivid dream and as annoying as it would have been for you your husbands comments are hilarious...had to share with my hubby it made me giggle, so simple aren't they, not looking into things nearly as much as we'd like to or do.
I think no matter what you take or interpret from this dream it's obvious you have a man by your side and a Lord with such love for you.

Amie said...

Wow I'd like to think it must mean that some how some way you will have a sweet little girl of your own one day :)

Kristin J said...

I don't know much about dreams but I do know a lot about adoption so if you ever want to talk shoot me an email!

Sarah said...

Wow. Your dream sounds powerful and actually gave me the chills in a very good way. Vivid dreams with meaningful messages are meant to be interpreted. The fact that you brought up adoption is a beautiful thing-praying for you and thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your soul.

Marcy said...

Dreams can be so intense and you dream tells me that you are processing loads of emotions and that you have not given up hope.

Your husband's response is quite sassy. His way of dealing with the emotional intensity for sure.

Alicia said...

Hi Jessah! It may be something worth opening up again with A and discussing where you're both at with it all....... Thinking of you! Alicia

Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy said...

I have these types of dreams all the time and always wonder what is going on. Most of the time I feel I have lost my mind and my emotions are getting the best of me, but I don't want to just discount them. Sorry, I am not so good in the interpretation department….but you husband's reposes have me dying of laughter. Totally legit. You should keep her if she shows up.

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