|"The best thing next to a doctor."|
Two years ago, I found it in a box of Lily's things that Army Sister and Lily's daughter packed up for me to keep.
It's a scrubs bear.
Someone gave it to Lily when she earned her certification as a surgical physician's assistant.
The Husband recognized it. He said Lily had shown it to him once and had told him it meant a lot to her.
So, now it means a lot to me.
I've been keeping it on my bedside table since.
While cleaning Saturday morning however, I moved it. I
Sunday morning, I had a wonderful dream with Lily in it. Army Sister, my two brothers, and Dad were all in it. Like before, Lily gave me a long, wonderful hug. I was delighted that I could touch her and she wasn't a ghost. When we parted, she held my shoulders at arm's length for a moment, then she walked into the next room and was gone. I looked at my other family members and said, "She waited for me. You were all here, but she waited for me."
I woke from that dream feeling very happy.
And later, when I noticed her bear communing with my stuffed toys, I smiled because I knew why she visited me in the dream.