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27 August 2009

Dream Chaser

I just read this article and started sobbing. This love story is very moving and deserves to be shared. I have posted the first two paragraphs of the article but in the interest of giving full credit to the author and the site, I have posted the link below. Enjoy!

Nomadic Richard

Dreams were her gift. Every morning, she'd wake up and tell her husband, Al, how she'd dreamed about angels or daughters or catastrophe. Good or bad, she'd always wake up with a story to tell -- until the day she never woke up at all.

Al never had that gift. His dreams were vague, or they'd escape him 20 seconds into his day. He had nothing to jot down like she did, nothing to file away for a conversation over dinner. Even after she died some 11 years ago, he never dreamt of her, could never summon her back into his subconscious. This frustrated him to no end, because, once he was awake, all he did was daydream about her.

But then, about 10 weeks ago, in the middle of his deepest sleep, Al Joyner finally saw Flo Jo. She had driven up in a car, smiling, and strolled casually toward him. She was stunning, as always, and wore her hair in a bun, just the way he'd always adored it. He asked her, "What are you doing here?" And her response was, "I'm just coming to check on you." He didn't know what to say next. Their daughter, Mary, was about to graduate from high school, and he wanted to ask, "Are you here for graduation?" But before he could speak, his alarm clock went off.

For the rest of this article by Tom Friend visit ESPN.com and check out the article in Outside the Lines


Anonymous said...

Loved the article .... thank you for sharing!!!!

Becky said...

Life is sweet but sweeter when you have someone you truly share it with.
This story is so moving.....I am just putting myself in his shoes.....so sad to have such a sweet life full of treasured moments that you can never ever have again.
I truly feel it......I never wish for it to happen to anyone but I know that it has ever happened to someone........I truly never want to cry but this is one story that makes me cry.

Puse said...

Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. I haven't read such a long article and actually finish it for some time! Thanks!