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Making Memories

child and grandfather

Last night in the dreaming place I saw my dad and son together for the first time.

In a big easy chair, Dad had Charlie on his left knee, and on his right he balanced a pad of paper. Pencil in hand, he scratched out some numbers. He was teaching math to Charlie. I tried to take a photo of them, but my phone had no more memory. So, I held them both there in my sight, in my heart.

I awoke in a wash of gratitude for that precious moment and for my dad. Thank you for coming. Thank you for showing me something I’ve longed to see.

I remember a time 11 years ago when you fulfilled another wish in a dream. My wish to be with you in your last moments. I got to hold you and tell you I loved you. You gave me that. And now this.

I claim them both as memories, no different from the waking ones.

Thank you. What a mystery. What a miracle.

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DEBBIE LACY is the author and creator of Ready, Set, Manifest!™, a guiding paradigm for people who are ready to take a leap in their lives but haven’t yet taken a step. Debbie’s TEDxOlympia presentation, In Search of Purpose and Lunch, is a great example of her unique use of metaphors to create powerful tools for insight, action, and growth. Debbie and her husband reside outside of Seattle with their son and two dogs.

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