The Legend of the Dreamcatcher
Native Americans of the Great Plains believe the air is filled with both good and bad dreams.
Historically, dreamcatchers were hung in the tipi or lodge and on a baby's cradle board.
According to legend, the good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person.
The bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they perish in the light of dawn.
The girls were so excited to hang the dreamcatcher in their bedroom. This is the answer to their prayers. No more bad dreams in this perfectly purple little room! Now, where to hang it? The discussion began. They thought that it wouldn't be fair to hang it on the bed post of only one of their beds, so first they decided to hang it on the ceiling right in the middle of their two beds. Then Jessi was afraid that IF, maybe, a bad dream "leaked" through the hole, it could still fall on them...so that was a no go! They eventually decided to hang it across the room.
Last night Ally told Daddy that she wished that the Dreamcatcher would catch bad thoughts too. Wouldn't that be great? I often wonder what goes through her mind, as a 7 year old with diabetes. Once in a while she will really shock me by telling me something that she was thinking about. I hate that she has to have these thoughts.
It would be amazing if a Dreamcatcher or rather Thoughtcatcher could prevent those scary, unpleasant thoughts from ever entering her mind. Well, if we can't have a cure yet, why not? A girl can dream, can't she?