Ice Cream Dreams


Chicago, United States

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“Tan-Tan”, short for Jonathan who stole my heart and never gave it back, is a three year old grandnephew of my wife. His father left him and his mom.

Months earlier, before we went to the Philippines, I had a very profound dream. In my dream, I was walking in a small city I did not recognize, passing by stores and buildings. It was dark, dusty, and windy. Litter was blowing to and fro. There seemed to be a brown haze in the air, it was hard to see. The streets were desolate, except for a few people.

Far in the distance I saw a little girl, crying, abandoned, looking for her parents. Every other person that passed by was ignoring her. When I saw this toddler crying, scared, with no hope in her eyes, it moved me deeply. Who could do this to her? What kind monsters would abandoned their baby?

In my dream, other parents in the area were buying ice cream for their children. No one was buying ice cream for this child. When I saw the face of the baby, it was the face of my young daughter. At that instant I nearly died. Why was my daughter alone and abandoned?? I would never do such a thing!!!

When I realized this child was mine, I asked the ice cream vendor to sell me all the ice cream he had. My baby (especially my baby) would get everything she wished.

In real life, while in the General Santos City, we bought Tan-Tan and all of his cousins ice cream. They loved it!! At that time I did not remember my dream until this Christmas, when I started loading this photograph. God is telling me something through an ice cream dream.

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