“I couldn’t for the life of me think of one thing I was missing—I had a loving marriage, a beautiful home and a daughter finishing medical school, yet inside there was a restlessness and a dread that I just couldn’t put my finger on.
“My unhappiness even began to interfere with my sleep. But one night after tossing and turning, I finally drifted off and had an incredibly vivid dream. I saw myself as a child pointing to a glass showcase. The saleswoman took out a beautiful rosary cross with unique engravings on it. I felt this amazing rush of joy as she put the cool beads in my hand, and I suddenly awoke with God on my heart.
“When I went to a department store the next morning to look for a dress for a New Year’s Eve party, I couldn’t shake the dream. I remembered going to Mass with my parents, learning the Bible and knowing God is always with us. Somehow along the way, I had lost my connection with the Lord.
“When I stopped by the jewelry counter to look for some earrings for the party, my breath caught. In the case right before me was the exact same rosary I saw in my dream. I was shocked—I’d never even seen one in a department store before.
“‘Can I help you?’ the clerk asked as I brushed tears from my eyes. ‘I’d like to buy the cross,’ I said, feeling complete. When she asked if I’d like anything else I replied, ‘That’s all I need.’”
—Lisa Star, 51, Youngstown, OH