Last night as we were getting ready for bed, Rowan walked into the bedroom and saw the quilt I had been working on. It is one made from some special clothes that belonged to his Angel friend in Heaven, Chrissie. I am making it for her Mommy to give to Chrissie's new little sister Ruby for Christmas. Rowan came up and touched it and said "I miss Chrissie, I 'm going to try to dream about her tonight." He said that he likes to see her in his dreams because it shows him what Heaven is going to be like. It brought tears to my eyes, and I prayed he would get his wish. As I covered him up he told me that he couldn't wait to fall asleep.
Well, in the middle of the night I woke up to hear him giggling in his sleep. Not just one little chuckle, he was a full on giggle box. It happened off and on for about 30 minutes. Twice I grabbed my phone to try to video him, but he quieted each time I started to record. Then, as soon as I plugged my phone back in to charge, he started up again. It was ADORABLE, such a treasured sound. I can't even adequately describe the joyfulness I was hearing, and I couldn't help but wonder if I was witnessing his wish come true.
I was gone most of the day today, but this afternoon I talked to him about it. I told him how much he was laughing in his sleep last night, and asked him if he remembered why he was laughing. He thought for a moment and then got a big big smile, and believe it or not (I myself do), he said he was dreaming of Chrissie. He said "Oh yeah, we were playing and having a good time in my dream." I asked him if he could tell me what his dream looked like. He said that he couldn't remember everything exactly, but he remembers that the sun was really bright and they were playing tag outside in a field. I told him I couldn't wait to tell her Mommy, and he said "Make sure you tell her that Chrissie is doing good and that Heaven is really fun!"
I don't really even know what to add... I mean, you cannot help but be moved by this special connection God has given Rowan and Chrissie. I am forever grateful to get to witness it, blessed and overjoyed to share it with her Momma, and honored to get to share it with you all as well. I hope it speaks to you. I hope you are encouraged. I also hope some of you get to giggle in your sleep tonight:)