I wanted to document this dream this morning but have not had time to sit down and put it to words. I have thought about it a lot and told it to Patric, but even as the day passes, the vividness of the dream does, too.
It seemed so real. Unbelievable, yet real. We were in the hospital as we had received word from the doctors, I guess, that Chase was finally improving--like he had been comatose or something. We were in the hospital, though, and I was in a hospital gown, still recovering or something. I saw him open his eyes in the isolette and I hobbled over to him as quickly as I could. But he was his age now, 1 1/2. He was bigger, his hair was a little longer, a little curly. His eyes were opened and I was so happy. He was laying there and he looked at me and said "mommy" and I was just so happy. Already, my recollection is choppy but we got to hold him. He had only a couple tubes coming out of his chest, so we had to be careful, but he was very strong, actually completely normal if it weren't for the 2 little tubes. It was just so wonderful to be holding him and talking to him and kissing and hugging him. I don't remember where the dream led to, but what was really weird, was that each time he met or saw someone for the first time, he already knew them. He would say their name before they would speak. He already knew everyone in our family yet we had not seen him since he was born. I wanted so badly to take a picture of him but I didn't have my camera. I wanted to take a picture of him on my phone and send him to my friends but I couldn't get it to work. This was just to bizarre but it was so real and it was so wonderful that we got him back. The dream moved on and I don't think we were in the hospital anymore. It amazed me so much that he already knew us. And then I asked him if he knew God and he said, "yes". Like he just came from there or something.
This is the last thing I remember before waking up abruptly. I was so sad to realize this was a dream. I could have cried had I not been half asleep and too exhausted to. I went to the bathroom in a daze and returned to bed making myself resume this wonderful dream. I just wanted to see Chase again. And I did. I went back to dreaming this wonderful, amazing dream of having him back with us but this time in the dream, I knew I would wake up eventually. This time I knew it was only a dream. But it was finally the dream I had been waiting for.