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The Dream Letter For Karen

Dear Readers,

I wrote this letter to my coworker who had just lost her 20 year old son to a motorcycle accident.  It was written in May of 1998…


Dear Karen,

Where do I begin?  I guess I will start by telling you a little about me that you don’t know.  I have a writing ministry.  The Lord has me write letters, often times when a friend has lost a loved one, and maybe just maybe, something I write will give them peace at this difficult time.

I don’t know if you believe in God, or life after death, but I want to share a personal experience with you.  About midnight one evening as I knelt beside my bed in prayer, while my entire family lay sleeping, an extraordinary thing happened!  As I was praying my pitch dark bedroom filled with light!  I felt incredible peace, from the top of my head to the tips of my toes, almost like I was floating.  It was total peace, total relaxation, and total tranquility!  It was life changing!

It lasted about 20 minutes or so, and when it was over I was left with “A KNOWING” that Jesus is alive and well, that God is real, and that there is something special after death that awaits us!  All the doubts I ever had about God’s existence left me that day and have never returned.  It is still vivid in my mind over 40 years later!

Now, when you think about your son, I want you to picture him in a heaven full of peace, happiness, joy, and love such as he never knew here on earth!  It is more loving and more wonderful than your wildest dreams can imagine.  None of my words seem strong enough to express what I saw and what I know.

But, I do know this, God is real, God is love, even though right now you might be angry with Him for taking your son.  If you could see your boy right now you would know what I mean.

One last thing, often times I have a vision while writing these letters and I am having one now!  I keep seeing your son, standing over his motorcycle, helmet on, one leg over the seat, full of pride, tall and handsome, and just in back of him, a man in a white robe, arms outstretched, standing as if he is waiting to catch him when he falls!  It is beautiful, just beautiful!  Forgive me for making you cry, but I want you to know your son is okay, he really is!                                     Love in Christ,   Claire  xoxo


A few days after mailing Karen her letter she cornered me in the ladies room at work.  “How did you know how proud he was of that bike?  It is the first time in his life he purchased anything!  For four days he was after me to go see it and I never did!”

Karen looked at me deeply wondering why.  “Obviously you were not supposed to see it!”  I told her.

“I believe in God,” she went on teary eyed,  “But…  Claire, do you believe in messages in dreams?”

“Absolutely!  It is scriptural that our sons and daughters will prophesy, and our young men will see visions, and our old men will dream dreams!”

Karen went on,  “My son and daughter were very close!  She was having a hard time accepting this loss!  But my daughter had a dream last night that she ran into her brother and she hugged him and said,  “I’ve got you back!  I’m so glad!  I’ve got you back!”  Then he spoke to her in her dream, “No, I just came to tell you I’m so happy and I’m all right, and it’s beautiful here, soooooo beautiful!”  And then she heard his favorite expression, “It’s awesome, really awesome!”

I was surprised at what she told me, so I decided to share the rest of my own experience.  “Karen, one more thing from my vision when I saw your son, I didn’t tell you!  I also heard him say,  “It’s beautiful, just beautiful!  It’s awesome!”  I did not want to tell you or upset you more, but the Lord wanted me to share all of this with you!”  We hugged and cried together for a few minutes.  In tears she told me, “It’s awesome, really awesome!” was his favorite expression.

These last confirmations finalized that all of this was definitely from God!  Our God is truly an awesome God!

Love in Christ,   Claire  xoxo

Acts 2:16+17,  In the last days God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams!”  (NIV)

P. S.  My dear friend and coworker Karen, passed away in 2013 at the young age of 59, and joined her son forever!