Three times, my dad had a dream involving a friend that he hadn’t seen for years. The first time this happened, he received a phone call from his old friend’s wife that his friend had died the night before. The second time, his friend called him the next day and told him that she had cancer, and had about 1 year to live. About 2 months later, he had a dream that she was telling him to watch for her children while she was gone. She had died the previous afternoon.