"I sat outside on the steps late Saturday night trying to prepare myself emotionally for my first Mother's Day without Josh. I looked up and when I saw the stars, I instinctively started with "Star Light, Star Bright..." but I didn't continue with the only wish I could think of because it wasn't conducive to God's will. I just wanted Josh back and of course, I acknowledged it was God's will that I have him back, just in another time. I thought of all the mothers that would get to hear from their missionary sons on Mother's Day. I couldn't change that Josh was called to the Spirit World and I do see that call as a 'missionary call', but I started wishing, and then praying, that Josh would be able to communicate with me on Mother's Day. Immediately, the question came - How? I responded, 'through a dream'.
Around eight o'clock Sunday morning there was a small procession into my bedroom ~ Enos carrying a tray with my breakfast, Nate carrying a vase of freshly picked tulips, and Cody simply carrying a happy 'I love you Mom' expression. I invited everyone to get their food and join me for breakfast in bed. After we were all situated, Enos asked, "Did you have any dreams?" Interesting question, considering I hadn't shared with him what I prayed for the night before.
I felt a little disappointed as I remembered the dream I was having when they woke me up. I told them about it ~ how I found myself in a church parking lot at a youth activity. Little slips of paper were handed out and I remember reading it. It was an address: 1 24th. Everyone was getting into cars and taking off. I only recognized or took notice of one person. It was Kaleb, a friend of Josh's. Wanting him to succeed in this little treasure hunt activity, and seeing him standing there alone, I asked, "Do you want me to hop in the back of your car and give you directions?" He said, "Sure." I remember thinking, "We'll go over to 24th street and head down the hill until we find the address where the treasure it." We were just leaving the parking lot when my boys brought me breakfast in bed.
|Kaleb at Scout Camp|
I have received a spiritual witness that Josh cares about Kaleb's spiritual progression. It wasn't the Mother's Day gift I expected but it makes sense coming from a missionary son.