Reflections Of…Is it a Bad thing or…A Good Thing?

Reflections Of... Is It a Bad Thing? or...A Good Thing?

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes..you just don’t know.

Is it a bad thing?

Or, is it a good thing?

 

Today is the one year anniversary of meeting Norm.

Who is Norm?

Well…if you really knew me…you would know Norm!

 

A year ago—around 6:45pm—Norm drove 60 mph through a stop sign…and almost killed me!

That’s my car in the picture—my Kia Soul—I nicknamed it Kobie!

I loved Kobie!

Apparently, Kobie saved my life.

His 6 air bags—one of which deployed from the steering wheel!

 

I actually saw it in slow motion—from the first rip in the middle of the steering wheel to the slow mo exploding of the air bag –into my chest!

 

I don’t think I will ever forget that moment!

 

When Norm tried to kill me!

 

The police and EMS guys all told me “you should have NOT walked away from this—your car is totaled, but you are alive—it’s a miracle!”

 

I didn’t feel like it was—my dominant left hand was broken—that was a first for me—never ever had anything broken before.

 

3 months later— out of work—unable to type or write—I developed a saying…

My friends would hear me say “Darn that Norm!”

Just said it every time I couldn’t do something or was unable to accomplish a task due to my broken left hand.

So…pretty much—all day long!

 

One day…my godson called me and said “godfather(he really calls me that—I love it!) I want to tell you a story.”

He told me about a man who had a horse.

The horse ran away.

The neighbor told him “that’s a bad thing!”

He told the neighbor “I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing—I don’t know about these things!”

2 weeks later—the horse returned with 6 other horses.

The neighbor said “that’s a good thing!”

He told the neighbor “I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing—I don’t know about these things!”

2 weeks later – his only son was riding the horse—and it bucked the son and caused the son to  have a broken leg.

The neighbor told him “that’s a bad thing!”

He told the neighbor “I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing—I don’t know about these things!”

2 weeks later – the son was sitting on the porch when a gang went by with the intent to kidnap all the sons in the village.

But…they saw the son on crutches—and they kept going to the next house and kidnapped other sons—leaving the one son.

The neighbor said “that’s a good thing!”

He told the neighbor “I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing—I don’t know about these things!”

 

My godson said “I don’t know why God is allowing you to go through such a tough time with your Darn That Norm, but He knows why!”

 

I started to cry. Yes, on occasion, I am a man who cries.

What my godson did NOT know was—early that day—I had settled with Norm’s insurance company.

 

It was an answered prayer financially—one that God reminded me “didn’t you pray about financial blessing in your yearly January fast?”

And yes God—privately—that was my prayer—for a financial windfall!

 

And…that’s what God provided!

 

So… one year later—if he is listening somewhere out there—I want to say “Thank You Norm!!!”

 

You never know what God chooses to use to answer your prayer!

 

 

 

 

 

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