The Rainbow

 

I woke up from a horrible dream this morning.  I won’t bore you with the details but it was one of those where when you do wake up, you lie there a moment and you feel the bed beneath you and look at the ceiling, then over at your husband and dog sleeping next to you and are amazed and relieved that it was just a dream.  I got up and went to the bathroom and thanked the good Lord that it was just a dream.  Well… I thanked Him right after I apologized for praying on the toilet.

 I thought about the dream the whole time I was having my coffee and smokes.  I didn’t talk about it, of course.  It would only upset Tim and besides, it was a dream.  I felt uneasy the whole time I was getting ready for work.   You know, you wonder if it’s a sign or something of things to come.  The worst part is that in the dream, I was struggling with the changes in my life that were about to happen and I wasn’t happy with them and I knew I was being selfish, selfish, selfish and I couldn’t help it!  So when I did wake up with that huge relief, part of it was because my life hadn’t changed and so far nothing horrible had happened to me.  I still feel guilty for my selfishness in the dream.  

On my way to work coming down US1, I see this HUGE beautiful rainbow.  It starts in Callahan proper and looks as if it ends right where our house stands.  What is truly weird about the rainbow though is this is the SECOND time I’ve awoke from a bad dream, went thru the same morning ritual, and got on US1 and saw a rainbow!  I swear!  It happened about a month ago when I was driving down the road thinking over the dream and inwardly praying to God that nothing was going to happen and then I see a rainbow.  It gives me such hope and makes me feel so much better.  It makes me feel that God is listening to me and he sent me a sign, you know?

 Meanwhile, I’m doing about 45 in a 60 mph zone and cars are zooming by me and I’m hanging onto my steering wheel trying to look out the front window and plastering my face to my side window trying to see the whole rainbow and swerving like a crazy woman all over the road.  I’m thinking, “Don’t you guys see this rainbow?  Slow down and look, for Pete’s sake!”  I wonder is anyone else seeing the rainbow?

 I pull into the store, get my smokes and as I’m pulling out, my cell phone rings.  Darn thing never rings so it catches me totally by surprise and scares the bejesus out of me.   It’s my friend Cheryl.  She says, “Was that you in the cig store?”  I laughed, and said, “Yeah, it’s better than seeing me pulling out of Hardee’s with a gravy biscuit, isn’t it?”  (We all know that means I’m suffering from one too many cups of cheer the previous night.)  We talk a second and I mentioned the rainbow and she said she saw it too!  Said when she got into her car she thought she saw a “skinny” rainbow overhead and didn’t see it good until she got on US1.  And she too was gawking down the highway looking at it, swerving, wondering if anyone else was seeing it.  We had a good laugh over that and hung up.

 So this morning I saw a rainbow for the second time in a month and the best part is I was sharing it with someone I love very much.  God really is GOOD.

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