Yesterday, in the early morning before getting up for work, I had a waking dream – a vision of sorts. It was very simple. It was as if someone had immediately and abruptly planted an image directly into my mind of a little girl – probably no older than kindergarten age. I had no thoughts in my mind before that – it was like, “Woah! Oh, hello!” She was grinning at me with her dark blue-green eyes. She had a fair complexion with blonde hair, was wearing a simple dress of multiple, conservative colors, and she had a slender gold band around her forehead. She said nothing, but only sat and gazed at me. The vision was brief – maybe 5 seconds.
I asked myself, “Who was that little girl? Why did I see her all of a sudden and now?”
My first thought for a name was “Amanda.” But, then I thought, “Well, isn’t that the name of the song from the group, Boston that I listened to the other day?” and I left it at that. Later in the day, after noon-time Mass, I knew that her name must have been “Samantha.” But who is she? Why was I gifted with her presence in my mind? My wife believes that it might have been a little saint from heaven, but I don’t know of a saint who was as young as this little girl appeared to be.
This is not the first time I have had a vision like this one. Over the past 13 years since being received into the Church, I have seen visions, like this, of a handful of children – mostly static visions. Their faces persist somewhat in my memory after having the vision. There is one of whom I think about fairly often – I think of him when I think of my guardian angel; but I do not know for certain that there is a relationship there. He is “Jeremy” to me. I think of him as my son, though I and my wife have not had any children except for one child who was miscarried very early and who my wife says she has seen in a vision.