My Husband George and I met in 1986; we were both 25 at the time. My Husband informed me that he didn't want to bring children into the world because it was not a good place to raise a child. I didn't mind at the time because I had already had 2 children from a previously bad relationships that left me bitter towards men. George was like prince charming, very handsome, I was totally attracted to him. It was love at first sight! As the years went by, we enjoyed traveling and dinning out at expensive restaurants, and having a great time. In 1995 I started having dreams of a baby. They were very vivid dreams, almost as if it were another life. I started to tell George each time I had these dreams. He never commented. Over the next several years I had many dreams of this child, I realized it was a girl. I would see her in her crib about a year old with the most beautiful smile I had ever seen! I use to tell George we were going to have a little girl someday, he would just grin and not say a word. George & I finally married in 2000; we were 38 and very happy! We decided to try for a baby. I got pregnant right away! My hopes & dreams were crushed when I miscarried at 6 weeks. We tried again 6 mos later, the same thing happened, I miscarried at 6 weeks. Three years past. On May 11th 2005 at 3:30am a voice whispered in my ear "you're pregnant" I was indeed! Everyone told me not to get my hopes up; I knew this time was different. We were stressing on what to name this miracle child! We searched through every name in the book nothing seemed to fit. One day in September, I was relaxing and almost asleep. All of a sudden I saw the name NOELLE in big bold letters in front of my face and a soft female voice whispered in my ear, "Noelle". The emotions started pouring out of me, I kept saying, "That's your name!" Seeing that Noelle is a Christmas name, it was kind of hard convincing my stubborn husband because she wasn't due until Jan 9th! My miracle little baby girl was born on Dec 18th! The same day my sister Cindy had her little girl Nicole back in 1978.
My sister Cindy passed away in 1980. Everyone mistakes Noelle's name for Nicole's, even strangers that meet her for the first time. They apologize; I just smile and think of my sister. My daughter is now 3 ½ years old, she is the little girl that I had dreamt about for 3 years! Many times in the past 3 years I would see her smiling and remember that beautiful face in my dreams! She has brought so much joy into our lives. I am also pretty sure that the voice was that of my sister Cindy. One day last year my husband happened to find a blank singing Christmas card while cleaning out a car he had just purchased. He wanted to give it to Noelle. I opened it and was stunned at how much the voice sounded like my sister Cindy! The song is "Silent Night" I have a tape of her singing just before she passed. She had a great voice.