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Is it Faith or Coincidence?

If you read my blog of a couple of days ago, you know that my mom’s house was destroyed by a storm. Well, there is more to that story.

In my last blog I talked about how mom’s story showed that there is both good and bad in everything. This part of the story is about faith and either divine intervention or coincidence.

You see, mom was not real crazy about her last apartment. It was a very small studio apartment. It did't have a bedroom and there was only one small closet. The plumbing had problems and some of the appliances needed to be replaced. Mom is retired and on a fixed income, so she was living in public housing which was all that she could afford.

Mom had the choice to move in with any one of her children; we all would like to have her where we can more easily care for her. But she is still very vital and would see such a move as a loss of her cherished independence.

She asked the housing authority to move her to a different apartment in the same complex, but they kept telling her that they didn’t have one open.

We were all praying to God to give her a place that would make her happy.

Then, while she was at church, a tornado came and threw a tree on her apartment.

The housing authority was required to give her another apartment.

She stayed at my sister’s house over that weekend. Then when Monday came she disappeared for a few days. Since we didn’t hear from her, we were worried.

She said she was going to the office of the apartment complex to see if they would let her in to get her things from her old place, so that was where my sister chose to start looking. She found mom’s car in the parking lot. She was going to leave a note on the window when a neighbor came out and showed them where mom’s new apartment was.

As it turned out, when she went to see about her things, the apartment manager had already decided where her new place would be. They gave her an apartment that was much larger. It was freshly painted, and the appliances are new. She has several large closets. The plumbing all works.

So, is this the answer to a prayer, or just a string of coincidences?

Believe what you want; I have seen enough of this type of “coincidence” to stand on faith and call it an act of God.

When I went to see my mom’s new apartment, she answered the door with a smile on her face that was as radiant as the sun.

I thank God for her, and I also thank him for his kindness to her. And while I don’t always feel loved by the world, I will always feel loved by my heavenly Father.

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A Word of Encouragement

As I was reviewing this hub, I realized that there might be a reason to add an additional word of encouragement.

The storm damage to my mom's apartment was small. It’s effects were minimal, and her recovery was speedy and not that difficult. However, over the last couple of years since this hub was first published, there have been many natural disasters on a much larger scale. The destruction is devastating.

If you lived through one of these storms, most likely you have to start over. The wait for insurance claim processing is very long. The help from the federal government and any disaster related foundations will come, but these can also be painfully slow.

I would like to offer you these words of encouragement. You are alive. That means that in some ways you are going to recover. Things will get better. They'll never be the same, but they will be good.

Remember the words “and this too will pass." If you choose to dwell on the past, the past is where you will stay. Have hope, and look to the future. It's going to be okay.

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purpleveil 6 years ago from Vineland,NJ Author

Stash, sorry. I was going to email you.

Mom is in the same apartment complex, but in a different apartment. I'll send you an email with the address.

Stash 6 years ago

So, where is she now?

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