It's good to be here too! I have been away from the board for a while, first off I was recovering from the Vestibular Neuritis I developed from a serious middle ear infection and not long ago, I badly sprained my left ankle- twice! As much as it's not been a wonderful last six months, I am so grateful that the Vesibular Neuritis seems to have resolved with physiotherapy and rebuilding my immune system. That time in my life taught me some valuable lessons!
What a coincidence on our doggies'common names! My mom named Milo- she said he was like a little miracle and in Portuguese, Milagre/Milagro, means miracle, so we named him Milo for short. He is just a little bundle of joy- we've thought about getting a pup for a while and since there's six months left on my break, I wanted to adopt a little fur-baby during that time. I've been waiting for a dog that I could have that wouldn't trigger my allergies, and he came along. Now, unfortunately, my allergies are aggravated, but that's why pharmacies carry anti-allergens! I would never think of taking him away from my mom, so I'll live with the annoyance of sneezing and watery eyes!
A neat thing about Milo is that he was born on September 5th, 2016. That is a special day for me, as it is the date that Mother Teresa was canonized. She is one of my heroes because of her love and help of the poor. I actually have been praying to St. Teresa of Calcutta for my mom and I, especially around my mom's surgery, so it was interesting to know that little Milo was born on that special day!
That dream I had was so wonderful. When my Dad told me what happens when we "die", I remember repeating what he said, so that I could recall it when I awoke.
When I remembered what he said, I then felt it was right- no wonder in most cultures and faiths, we view the next life as ascending to it. The way I understood it from my Dad was that our spirits actually do ascend and that would explain in an NDE, why spirit always looks down at the body- since as it's released, it gravitates back from whence it came.
I hope you are well and that Bill is doing better and I continue to keep you both in my prayers.
Much love and the Brightest Blessings,