I'm one of those people who can usually recall dreams. Not always and not all of them, but more than a lot of people I know. One dream in particular stands out. It was while a very dear friend was terminally ill.
"J" was a very close friend who I had worked for from 1988 to 2002. He had a great deal of influence on me during that time and we had a strong bond, almost like father/daughter. I was living more then 3 hours from my folks at the time and "J" was like having a parent away from home.
When "J" become ill, I was devastated. I knew he was terminal so I took the time to send him a card with a very personal message while he was still able to comprehend the words. I later heard from a mutual friend "J" had been very touched and moved by the card. I had also been told by that mutual friend "J" had about 6 months left.
Fast forward 2 months and I'm at home 4 hours away from "J". I was walking in front of our fireplace when I noticed a very strong scent of Old Spice. It was just me and my daughter at home and for the record, my husband doesn't wear any cologne or scented products. This was very strange and so strong, I acknowledged it out loud.
Later that same night, I dreamed our mutual friend telephoned to tell me "J" had passed away. It was one of those dreams that is very clear when you wake up the next morning.
I was on pins and needles all the next morning waiting for that dreaded phone call.........and it came at 10:00 am. Just as in the dream, I was told "J" had passed away the previous day.
That's when it hit me, the Old Spice I had noted the day before was the same cologne "J" used to wear at work!
Premonition or coincidence???? You tell me.