I feel blessed to have received such a meaningful message from my Dad. I actually believe that we do live on after physical death, but as of late, I've been just exploring and questioning. There is so much negative that is happening in the world that it's difficult not to wonder why it has to be.
So, the dream came at a good point for me spiritually. I still don't know why bad things must happen, but I do know that we can make a difference and that this existence isn't pointless, that there is love at the end of it all, waiting to welcome us back home.
I agree that my Dad nudged us to adopt Milo. I knew right away that Milo was for us, the way he came to us with such ease and happiness. He seems to fit right in and we so needed a little companion to remind us that there still is beauty and innocence in this world.
I have read that caring for animals is great medicine for depression and anxiety. In fact, it was one of the reasons I thought he would be great for my mom. I have since discovered that I have some allergies to him, but I love how my mom is with him and I have resolved to support my local pharmacy's sale of anti-allergens!
Good for you, for pulling yourself out of your depression by caring for animals. For me, I've done work with homelessness and Third-World poverty and I started this to have it pull me out of my worst grieving moments. Well, it worked- the more I helped others, the lighter my heart felt.