My husband, Mike, was deployed to Saudi Arabia prior for Desert Storm. He left December 24th 1990. I remained at our duty station in Germany with our two children ages 5 & 2. I was beyond worried and was terrified that he would die over there. One night I awakened to a soft light on the side of my bed. I was sleeping with my back toward the light and as I became aware I rolled over to see what it was. There was a woman standing there and she was semi transparent. She wore a long, flowing dress-like garment with lots of layers that softly swayed as if a light breeze were blowing the layers. Her expression was serene, ethereal. She was bathed in a soft, blue-white light and in her arms she held a baby. She didn't say anything or move other than the light undulation of her dress. I sat up in the bed and rubbed my eyes, thinking it was a dream. But I was wide-awake.
I was filled with the most peaceful feeling I've ever felt in my life. All I could do is sit there in the middle of my bed in complete awe of this being that stood next to my bed. I felt no fear what so ever, just absolute peace and tranquility. Though she didn't say or do anything I knew she was there to let me know that Mike would come home safely and the baby in her arms was ours that we would have sometime in the future. I sat for several minutes looking at her and finally lied back in the bed and went back to sleep.
After that night I no longer felt fear that my husband would die in war. It was still a difficult time, but I felt no fear. I knew he would come home safely and that knowledge carried me through the long days until he returned to me.
Mike came home in May 1991. Our daughter, unplanned but welcome, was born August 1992.
I've shared this experience with several people over the years. Some think I was dreaming, some believe she was a spirit guide, one said that he thought it was a relative that had passed over, one said that she felt it was the "Blessed Mother" there to comfort me. After years of following my own spiritual path I have come to believe that she was/is a spirit guide who came to give me comfort during an incredibly stressful time.