A few nights ago I had a very affirming, encouraging dream.
I was driving alone in my car down a beautiful road. It felt familiar. It was a Southern highway, somewhat isolated, overhung with stately old oak trees. I was happy, contented, peaceful, enjoying the beauty around me.
Then I realized I was almost out of gas. I started to worry that I would run out, alone & in the middle of nowhere, when I caught sight of a gas station just ahead on the right. But it was like my car sped up of its own accord, and I missed the turn. I was so angry! What was going on here? I needed that gas, and now I had missed it!
The road curved, and as I came through the curve I saw a different gas station ahead on the left. But one of the humongous oak trees was blocking the drive, and I couldn’t turn in. This time I started to panic. My heart was pounding, and I was just consumed with the worry that I would run out of fuel and be stranded on this isolated road.
Just a bit farther down the road, though, a third gas station appeared. This time the car slowed down and coasted into the gas station. The sun shone brighter, I felt bathed in light. And when I looked up, the price was just .50 a gallon! I started crying–I was so happy, and relieved. I started saying “This is even better than those other stations!” over and over, and then I woke up.
I’m hoping that this dream is about our journey so far. I want it to mean that our third pregnancy, whenever it finally happens, will be simple and beautiful and better than I could have imagined.