Every night I have a dream about being in my grandparents home. Sometimes they are there, sometimes other family members are there, and sometimes I am alone. I haven't been in the house for about 8 years and they have been gone for 10 years. I just lost my last grandmother a month ago and I'm 6 months pregnant with my 4th child. I would appreciate any help you could give me to understand the meaning of these constant dreams.
August 9, 2000
First of all, congratulations on the coming birth of your 4th child!
It is very normal for people to dream about a relative or family member who has recently passed away. In your particular case, it seems that you already have a lot to deal with in your waking life. Having your 4th child and running around tending to the needs of your other 3 children is quite a bit to handle. You may not have even had time to stop and grieve or reflect back to the full life your grandmother had. Thus, your dreams of being in your grandparent's house may serve as a way in dealing with the loss and a way for you to relive the memories you had with your grandmother. With how busy your life is, your dreams are the only means in which your mind can psychologically find some closure.
Research shows that women who are pregnant have extremely vivid dreams. And their dreams always center or concentrate around specific themes, Such themes include mothers/grandmothers being a prominent dream character or frequent dreams about various bodies of water.