This past weekend I ventured into some of Mom's things. I found old some old necklaces, a bracelet of mine, our baby teeth (I guess Mom couldn't part with them) and charms. One charm imperticular was of the NY Islanders symbol. Mom loved hockey and Mom loved the Islanders. In fact, at one point, the dentist that she worked for was the team dentist. We grew up going to hockey games and both Michael and Bobby play hockey now. Mia has taken a liking to hockey and actually every time she sees a hockey game she sings "Let's go Islanders". I thought the charm would be most appreciated in her little hands. She was told that it was Nana's and was thrilled. So thrilled, that she wanted to sleep with it on the first night that I gave it to her. Mia and her Nana have a special connection. Mia was just under one when Mom died. She recognizes her in photos. Knows who's Mom she was. She also knows that Nana's favorite color is red. How does she know this we will never know. She woke up one morning and told Lisa that Nana's favorite color was red. No one has ever told her this, so how does she know? I can only conclude that Mom visits Mia in her dreams. It's also kind of comforting to me. Knowing Mom is out there, watching over us and her grand kids.
She dreams in color...she dreams in red :)