I am sure many of you have experienced a situation that you deemed a coincidence. A series of events coming together just at the right time that makes you sit back and say, "Wow, did that just happen?" The story I want to share is one of those instances, however this I believe is not a coincidence at all, but rather a gift from God.
Several years passed and many changes were taking place in my life. One change was a new career in real estate. On a rainy spring day in May, my broker and I went to visit a client who was selling their gift shop. We spent some time chatting with the owners by the front counter. As my broker continued to talk with them, I turned my head to look around the store. My eyes came in contact with a rack of cards that stood next to me. At eye level, within two feet of me was a card that read, "Dad, You are My Hero." A wave of heat rushed through my body and I could barely hold back the tears.
This of course was no coincidence. This was a sign, I was sure of it. This message was given to me by design. I know that Father's Day was just a month away and it would not be unlikely to see a rack of Father's Day cards in this gift shop. But that card at eye level with that message!
Even today (years later) I think of what that sign meant. I think that my father wanted me to know that he was indeed home - that heaven does exist. Maybe in some way he was telling me that I was his hero too - that he was proud of me. It took several more years and a few more messages to open my eyes and heart to God. Now that I have, I look forward to going home.