We were at my childhood home in Whippany, NJ and had just said good-bye to family friends. Almost as soon as we closed the door, there was a knock. It was our Pastor’s wife and her daughter…from Florida.
To say we were surprised would be a massive understatement. I couldn’t imagine why they were there, but even more surprising was the way our pastor’s wife was dressed! I’m not sure if it was the thigh-high stiletto boots or the plaid mini-skirt, that grabbed my attention; but then, it could have been the cropped sweater showing 3″ of skin. It was only 30 degrees outside! I guess the matching floor length cape was enough to keep her warm. Her hair and makeup looked beautiful. They always do.
The mother and daughter greeted us warmly with their twin dimpled smiles and handed me a big bowl of homemade rice pudding. Truly a favorite of mine, I had no idea how they knew. I took it gratefully and did my best to avert my eyes and ignore the completely out of character choice of clothing. Then, horror of horrors, the daughter asked me, “Roxanne, don’t you LOVE Mom’s outfit?” [If I had a surprise emoji, this is where it would be.] What should I say? What could I say? Should I lie? This was OUR PASTOR’S WIFE! I stammered. I stuttered. And then…
I woke up. I woke up and I laughed.
Big, giant sigh of relief…
Do you ever wonder why we dream the things we dream? In the Bible, dreams are prophetic and I’m sure, for some people, they still can be today. Fortunately for all, I feel that I can say with absolute certainty, my dreams are not prophetic. You’re welcome. My pastor’s wife would never wear an outfit like that in 30 degree weather. Okay, okay, she probably wouldn’t wear it any other time either.
As far as interpretation…Maybe I always wanted to wear thigh-high stiletto boots? Nah. My legs are short. I think the boots would come up too high and I would chafe. Maybe I miss my mini-skirt wearing days? Probably not. Nobody really wants to revisit their teenage years. I have no idea about the cropped sweater and cape. BUT, maybe, weird people have weird dreams! Simple, but true.
Here’s the reality…
Mom and I were talking about her making rice pudding for Christmas.
That’s all I’ve got.
It’s okay, because it’s really not that big a deal!