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Have you ever had a dream come true?

by Ashlie Cross about a month ago in grief
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Have you ever had a dream come true?
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I had a dream come true in 2018. Ever since then, I have had almost a fear of dreaming. I don’t want to know what is about to come. I don’t want any signs. Because I obsess over it. I lose sleep over it. I can’t help but think about it and try to break down everything I remember and look up what it may mean and try to decipher what the hell is going on.

It’s May 2018. I am a month away from having my 2nd child. My whole pregnancy I feared about who might pass away in the family. It seems in our family when life comes, a life leaves. I always refer to it as “give a life, take a life.”

I wake up one morning, trying to recall what the hell I just dreamt about. I remember it all vividly. But it was weird! My Grandpa had came into my house and he brought in a couple of frogs. I was wondering what made him do that? He’s got jokes, but he wouldn’t let frogs lose in my house. So here I am chasing these frogs around. One lands on my bed, I throw a blanket on it, and when I lift up the blanket, the frog has turned into my cat White-Soxx.

White-Soxx had passed a year or so prior to the dream and he actually lived with my grandparents the last 5 years or so of his life… he had been the cat I had since I was 10 years old.

I thought that was weird, wondering why did Soxx appear in a dream with my Grandpa? I automatically thought that was a sign of death or something because that is who I am.

Moving forward….

So I’m googling everything I can about dreams of frogs, dead cats, grandparents, etc. I pulled out my dream book and started searching in there as well.

So, when you search for these things, there are a lot of different things that your dream can symbolize. I try to connect the dots to each thing. What does each “thing” have in common with all the other “things” in my dream?

So frogs could mean fertility, new beginnings, transformation, etc. So I was thinking, okay well I’m pregnant. Makes sense. Frogs in bed could mean a few different things, one of them was “recent loss of a loved one.” The others were like love affairs and other things that didn’t pertain to my life or my dream in any way.

So I’m reading all of these good things about frogs being in your house. Then I ran across a couple of articles where frogs being brought into your home could mean death would soon be entering the family. And I guess the only reason I was looking more at the “death” ones was because my dead cat was in the dream as well, who was close with my Grandpa. I felt like he was trying to tell me my Grandpa was going to die. So honestly, I focused on the dead ones. If my cat did not come to me in the dream, I would not have questioned death. I would have leaned more towards new beginnings and fertility, you know?

Anyways. I called my Grandma and asked how they were doing and making sure everyone was alright. Everyone was good. It was just a stupid dream that I am looking WAY too much into, in the WAY wrong direction.

So fast forward two weeks. I have my baby, it’s June 11th. My grandparents weren’t going to drive up because I had my baby in a different city. But on my last day in the hospital, they showed up and we took some amazing pictures that melt my heart to this day and that I am so thankful for.

Nine days later my mom calls me and tells me my Grandpa had a heart attack when he got off work, in the parking lot. He didn’t even make it to his truck. I had seen this coming, more or so, felt this coming for two weeks. I was heartbroken, we were all heartbroken. We love and miss you Bumpa ❤

— → I’ve had other dreams come true, but nothing major like the warning of my Grandpa going to pass. My mom had dreams about seeing one of her brothers in a casket for months before it actually came true. She was never able to see the face until after her brother actually passed.

Have you ever had a dream come true? Good or bad?

Please comment, I’d love to hear your experiences.

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About the author

Ashlie Cross

I am a mommy of 3 and full time college student ALWAYS trying to make ends meet.

I write a lot about how I feel.

How I want the world to be.

How I wish people were.

I write to release.

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