“Are you sad, Shilpa?” I asked, over the phone.
“Yes, Auntie,” she answered, then her voice broke.
Shilpa lost her mother very suddenly a few months back and has had a few other setbacks in her life. She’s beautiful, so smart, and one of the loveliest persons that I know. We tried to get a VISA for her to come to the United States last year, but it was denied. It’s very difficult to get a VISA from India, though I pray that someday she can come here.
I went to sleep after praying for Shilpa. In the early hours of the morning, I had a dream that I was in India with her. A song began to play and I hugged her and kissed the top of her head. Then, with the song still playing, I woke. I grabbed my iPhone and searched Youtube using the lyrics I heard in my dream. Here it is:
Please pray for Shilpa, her future, and her family.