Who’s Comforting Who?

The scream woke her. Her heart was pounding, her palms were sweaty, and she was trembling. The scream had been her own. She tried to remember the dream but couldn’t.

He gathered her close and held her tight. She cuddled and thought about how wonderful and loving and kind and considerate He is.

Finally, calmer, she said. “That really scared me.”

And he answered dryly, “Yeah, well, it didn’t do a lot for me, either.”

26 thoughts on “Who’s Comforting Who?

    • Doug — I did wonder a bit if my scream disturbed the neighbors, but it never occurred to me that Amoeba would have any reaction to it other than wanting to comfort me.

  1. Glad you’re feeling better now, love. But … here’s a post about a screaming nightmare, sponsored by a Wall Street brokerage firm. Hmmm … Let’s break this down. But perhaps not where the Bernie Jrs. are listening, eh?

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    .-= the amoeba´s last blog ..An Earworm Problem =-.

  2. I think I once took years off my parents lives. Dreamed my cat was in bed with me and was dead, I was shaking her and she wasn’t waking up. I woke up screaming!! Not only did I shorten the lives of my parents but am sure I cast my poor Moonbeam one of her 9 lives. Amazing how fast my Dad could get from dead asleep to in my room. Wow!! He passed away 10 1/2 years ago at age 83. Mom is about to turn 86 in 6 more days. Moonbeam made it to 10 1/2 human years and has been gone over 20 years. How much older could they all have gotten if not for that night? LOL.
    .-= Alice in BC Canada´s last blog ..Stuff…. =-.

  3. This must be the week for wifely nightmares — another friend told me she screamed in her sleep but stayed asleep — but it woke her husband up and he was so shaken he was awake for a long time.

    It’s so disturbing to wake up like that — it’s so nice to have someone there when it happens.
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Thank you, a question, and laudable linkage =-.

    • Barbara — that’s what I was thinking in my fear — I was so glad I wasn’t alone and that I had someone with me who cared enough to reach out and make sure I knew I wasn’t alone.

  4. Aaaah good. To have some loving arms around you is the best part.

    I woke up from a dream too this morning. A very strange one. Strange and beautiful. The kind of dream that makes you want more. The kind of dream that makes you wonder. And stays with you for the rest of the day.
    .-= Jientje´s last blog ..Weekly Winners, Antwerp Harbor =-.

    • Jientje — my dream stayed with me all day, but in a creepy sort of way. I much prefer the feeling that something special and magic is about to occur.

  5. To my knowledge I have never actually screamed in my sleep. That must have scared the b’jeebers outta Amoeba though! Sheeeeeeesh! Must have been one heck of a nightmare too… UGH! I had a recurring nightmare as a child. It finally went away. But as an adult I only remember one. From it I awoke drenched in sweat with my heart RACING… but no scream. Dennis never even knew I had it! (until morning when I told him about it….) Dreams are so weird….
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..OY! =-.

    • Melli — he says it didn’t frighten him for any longer than it took to discover that I was alright and there were no monsters to battle.

    • Akelamalu — I’ve had those, too. I still think this was worse. I woke without any thought that it was only a dream. It felt way too real.

  6. Reminds me of my own experiences. My Dearest often goes to bed before me, and when I finally walk into the bedroom, she has an occasional habit of jumping and screaming as my shadow falls upon her. This makes me jump and I keep telling her not to frighten me like that 🙂
    .-= Anthony North´s last blog ..THE FUTURE =-.

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