Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Aunt Viv's Dream of Joey

* this was taken from Autie Viv's post on Remembering Joey at Facebook:

I had a dream about Joey a week ago Saturday. My son Jeff and I were working on my mother's 1893 house which we are putting up for sale...empty - and for those of you who know me....some not so fun times and thoughts from this house. '

Jeff and I decided to sleep on aero beds in the house that night and use the old air conditioning unit in the window (we both can't sleep without fans) ....passed on from mother to daughter to son...anyway.

I woke up in the middle of the night and heard this whispering voices - I asked my son if he heard them, but he was half asleep and said no...I heard them again and started to get scared...demons in the house! I prayed that over the house and myself and Jeff and in the name of Jesus prayed for them to be gone and threw the covers over my head!!! I fell asleep.

All of a sudden - Joey came rushing in the front door telling me what a great job I was doing on Grandma's house...how great a house it was...how safe a house it was. He said, "Let's go and look at all the rooms together"...he was laughing and running around like a little elf - although he was probably 24-25, but laughed like a young boy. He ran into each one of the rooms - just out of my reach as I asked him to wait for me....he just laughed and turned to me...like come on follow me, this is great! He reached the stairs and turned around and smiled - "this is a great house". So we went through each one of the rooms in the house and then he just walked through the back door upstairs and walked away. I woke up and was thinking WOW - I feel so safe and comforted. Joey loved his grandma and her big old house and he knew that it was a safe place to be...and he wanted me to know that too.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great story. It made me laugh and cry. I loved my grandmas house and could relate to his excitement. It seems strange but I desire to have dreams of my daughter perhaps to find a connection that is gone. God bless you.
Sharon from Colorado

Maisha said...

I love this story...so vivid and real. Joe and Karen, there is seriously not a day that goes by that I don't think of you guys.
Karen, I deeply treasure your friendship so much, your loving words to me, and your encouragement. thank you! My prayers are always, always with you! You are such a beautiful woman and you truly do "love well" ;-)
Joe, I just think you are an amazing man of God and I really respect you. April and I are in a Bible study together and, last night, she was talking about how that life solutions group we were in with you totally changed her life...you know I feel the same way.

Love xoxo
Maisha

p.s. to Sharon...I hope you have many, many dreams of your daughter...thank you for being such a wonderful support to my family (This is Kit's daughter if you didn't know :)

Bill and Lu Kepler said...

What a lovely, satisfying, sweet tale. Family homes are important. They take on a special life. Joey must have loved that place, for him to come back there like that. Now, I guess this house has lost its sense of family. I hope it finds another one.
In the mean time, we look forward to your return on Monday, Joe and Karen! We have really missed you.
We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. The people who trust the Lord will become strong again.

They will rise up as an eagle in the sky; they will run and not need rest; they will walk and not become tired.

Isaiah 40:29-31

Mele said...

February 9, 2009

Welcome home Karen & Joe!
We missed you and look forward to seeing you.

With love and prayers,

The Strickland Family