I dreamt I was in a hospital, a large facility, I was in a small car with a sunroof and I was on the roof. I was being hunted or chased by a "Friend".
He caught up to me and told me that he was going to try to knock me off the roof of the car, so stay put. Strangely I felt that I had to let him try. It was like a game that I had to play; I had to stay in the game! But in the dream I had this knower in me that I would always get away from him. In the dream I felt clever and actually was clever.
As I climbed further onto the roof, as to not let him touch my feet through the sunroof, I braced myself to show him that I was waiting for him to start driving so he can "knock me off the roof". Just as he got in the car and closed the door, I very cleverly hopped off the roof and started running! Like in the movies, when the Hero "always gets away"! It was a little comical, LOL.
So I continue to run because he notices that I got away, he is really getting close but I go through the hospital ducking and weaving through doors and locking them along the way. I had a uniform on, scrubs, and a badge and set of keys. I ended up in the pediatric floor and I felt I had lost him. I was at peace even though I knew the chase wasn’t over, I felt that this is part of my life, but never the less I felt ok. The Head-Physician, noticed that I was not from that department and gently asked if I was lost. I told him, "no I know where I am going, thank you" and I headed toward a door that would lead me to a lobby. As I turned to go, the "Physician", stops me and says, gently and sweetly, “You look peaceful here” (almost saying, You have passed a test) and I knew at that moment that I was, indeed, at peace. I continued to exit and found myself back where the dream started and at a distance, someone who is family, sees me coming and starts to laugh and grin and signal to the friend who was chasing me that I was coming. I walked peacefully, although fear wanted to creep up on me, I continued to walk confidently towards the people who awaited my arrival. I felt sorry for this Frenemy because I had out smarted him. I wanted it to be over so as I approached smiling, exhausted and worn, I stuck out my right hand to shake his and call it truce, but he did not want to shake my hand, although he was smiling and seemed to be unconcerned. I insisted that he shake my hand to which he proceeded to extend his left hand. I was hurt by this and told him, “no you need to use your right hand, please extend your right hand.” But when I look at his right hand he intentionally had it tucked into his sleeve, he was really withholding his right hand. He did not want this to be over until he won. Until he knocked me down.
The dream ended and I felt I needed to remember this dream. So I wrote it. Here are something this dream speaks:
Key things in this dream:
What do we do?
Who is the real enemy here?
I feel God says give him the fight of his life, except, it won’t be you doing all the fighting, for the Battle belongs to the Lord. You will maneuver out of this because I will give you the strength and understanding. You will have great peace because you are learning to Trust in me and be confident in my Son who lives in you. You will have compassion for those who want to hurt you, because you know that when people rise up against the Lord’s anointed they really only hurt themselves. Hatred will not enter your heart. Do not be afraid or take it personally for I am at work in their heart. They really battle against me, when they come against you. Be strong and courageous.
She does the Laundry, the groceries, and cooks, cleans and balances checkbooks while holding a baby on her hip. She is involved in multiple projects at once, sometimes works outside of the home, carpools, after waking the children up and helping them get ready for school, she is an activist for human rights, a voice in our communities and at the checkout when she has been charged too much for something, she fights for justice and fairness and yet she loves deeply and is not afraid to show it. She is as beautiful and fragile as the petals of a rose yet as strong as a Palm tree bending in the winds of a storm; she does not break easily. A mother can move mountains when she prays and children fear the Lord because of her. If she were to go on strike, it would be the end of the world. Within her there are life-giving properties. Without a mother there are no children, without children there are no families and without families there is no humanity.
On Mother’s Day we celebrate the gift of God to all humanity, Mothers. For some it is a joyous day, a day of exchanges of gifts, love, hugs and kisses. For others it is a day of sadness remembering their mother who now is not with them. And for some it is a wretched day, a day when they remember that they never knew this person called a mother, a day when they remember their abandonment and or abuse.
While there are more good mothers in the world, we must also acknowledge the fact that there are mothers who left, mothers who weren’t kind, mothers who abused, and mothers who just didn’t care.
Psychologist, counselors and Pastors have agreed that the most influential relationship a person will ever have is the relationship between themselves and their mother; whether the mother was present or not, her actions or absence shapes or marks a child’s life forever. It is no doubt that a mother is essential and important in life.
If a person feels loved and accepted, it can be traced back to a healthy childhood where mom and dad influenced acceptance. Sometimes this comes from grandmothers or aunts and uncles who helped to raise the child, but over all the love of a parent shapes a child’s self-esteem and attitude toward themselves.
But sadly it is also true that if a person feels unloved and unaccepted, there is usually a trace of abandonment in that child’s life and can usually be traced back to the parents.
The relationship between a child and his parents prepares that child to face the world and the relationships that await him.
To the mother’s who have embraced this mission of parenting with love and total commitment, we applauded you today. Today we say thank you. We acknowledge your efforts and hard work. Life isn’t perfect and we aren’t perfect, but our children love us and need us in a way that is like no other.
It is not a secret that some of us moms have wanted to quit at some time. Motherhood is hard. Questions, comparisons, financial hardships, sickness, weariness, and some times just plain boredom can cause a woman to want to give up and run far away where she can regroup and refresh.
But to those of us who haven’t quit, today we say to you, Thank you. We see you and hear you today. We acknowledge and admire your tenacity, a woman who laughs at the days to come because she is clothed with strength and dignity. –Proverbs 31:25 you are fearless and relentless, we see that and are grateful. We thank God for a mother’s prayers. A woman who fears the Lord she shall be praised. –Proverbs 31:30
To the children and husbands and or families that surround our moms today, keep your eyes and your ears open for ways to help mom around the house, encourage her; love her. Watch your words; don’t take her on guilt trips instead take her to the spa or her favorite places. Her heart is sensitive but beats for you.
With much love, Happy Mother’s Day,