A Sunday Nap
I took a nap this afternoon and had a sad dream. I was on what appeared to be a houseboat with my brother. In my dream, I was also taking a nap and dreaming. I don’t remember all that was happening, but I know my mom died in the dream. When I woke up from the first dream, my brother informed me that my mother had died. I don’t know if someone had called to give him that information. I recall that what he told me about her death was the same as what I had dreamed in the inner dream. I was grieving, and I cried for the longest time. I wanted to get off of the boat. When it finally docked, I began to look for a way off because I wanted to get home to my mom. Somehow my brother did get off the boat, but I still had not managed to do so.
In life, my brother was in the Navy, and he is already out. However, I still am in the Navy.
When I awoke from my actual nap, I was very relieved yet extremely upset. I called to talk to my mom as soon as I woke up. What did it mean?
One thought came to mind. The boat represents my affiliation with the Navy. I am coming close to the end of my naval career. In the dream, I couldn’t get off the boat until it docked. My mom died while I was on the boat. If the dream was a message from the Lord, perhaps it means that she really will depart before I get out of the Navy.
When Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream, he said the matter was urgent because Pharaoh had two dreams. I had a dream within a dream, and I wonder if that means some sort of urgency. I think I’ll make an effort to visit this summer.