Yesterday afternoon my friend Katrina called and told me some news about Dave, a man that we both know. Dave has the “downtown Ashland” postal service route. He delivers mail to all the businesses downtown and to some residential customers as well. Late last week Dave was walking his normal delivery route accompanied by a supervisor when suddenly he felt something was wrong. His supervisor quickly called for help and Dave was whisked off to the hospital because he was having a heart attack!
How lucky for all concerned that Dave was being shadowed that day on his route; surely angels were at work with him. Some may call this a coincidence… but I read Squire Rushnell’s book, and he calls coincidences “winks from God.” I love that explanation; it gives greater meaning to our lives when we can find “nods” from the universe.
Today I visited with Dave and his wife and daughter. Just so you know, Dave will not be eating the quiche that I brought as it is far too rich. Instead, I suggested that he might try some carrot sticks or chicken soup. The quiche is meant for his family; so that they can be nourished and able to take care of Dave.
Dave’s wife, Laura, mentioned that a three-year-old child that knows Dave sent him a note with this message, “I am sorry your heart broke.” This child knows that something went awry, but has been told by his mother told him that Dave would just need time to get better.
Dave, we are sending love and good wishes your way for a speedy recovery.
“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”Albert Einstein