I just don't want to forget...
I've had 2 dreams about my Uncle Jamey since his passing. The first was when I was staying at my parents house and it was very brief and didn't make me feel anything but that I missed him.
But last night, oh, I felt him. And I felt comforted, like he's alright. It was...good.
I turned the corner and was walking on the road back to my parents house, on a route I used to walk for exercise or to think. I was alone.
I heard someone yell my name, and I turned around to see him walking toward me. Wearing jeans and a plaid, casual, button down shirt.
"Hi Sweetie. What's up?"
"Oh! I had the baby! Her name is McKinley! She's beautiful! Aaron and I are good!"
I just kept shouting things to him, and he just smiled as I rambled on. Much like he did when I was younger, or when he would teach me how to play "Password" and I wouldn't understand the directions and he'd tell me 6 times and never get frustrated.
He didn't say anything else. He just continued to walk, faster than me, but was turned around looking at me, smiling, the whole time. A big smile. A genuine smile. An "I'm Alright" smile.
I didn't run to catch up with him, I just let him walk.
And then he was gone.
And I woke up and I cried because I miss him, but I felt such a sense of peace about him. He's alright. And we're going to be alright.
Hear that, sweet family?
And we're going to be alright.