Against All Odds!

 

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Have you ever lost anything? Loved ones? Material things? Have you ever found something you lost? Then you would be able to understand me; the feeling of exhilaration and relief would have surged through your being. But not many of us find things when we lose them, most times, we hardly do.

On Tuesday, I lost some money. I knew it was on my person but by the time I got home, it was gone. I rarely lose things, I am always very careful but after going through my bag and jackets, I knew the money was gone and it was a blow.

Then yesterday, I lost one pair of my gold earring and my heart dropped to the floor; it was a gift from my husband. How could I have been so careless? I tried to retrace my steps; wondering where it could have fallen off, but it was hopeless.

My son felt sorry for me and asked if he could help, I told him there was nothing he could do. In the evening, I decided to pray. Believe me,  I prayed and asked God to help me find my earring.

This morning, I had an impromptu meeting in the office, so my husband had to take the kids to school. Before they got to school, my son spotted the earring on the ground. Someone could have easily picked it up but nobody did. So against all odds, I found what I thought was gone forever. I was happy, first, God answered my prayers, second, I lost two things but found one.

Like Rumi would say: “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

You can listen to this song; that’s how I’m feeling right now! :)

I hope none of my friends would lose anything this weekend. I wish you all a happy, peaceful Friday!

Much love, always!

:)

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46 comments on “Against All Odds!

  1. Lovely post, fantastic song! I believe congratulations are in order. I am happy you found your earrings. :) Life would be a lot easier if we find things easily like you did. :)
    I hope you would have a great weekend yourself. :)

  2. Great song !!!
    Oddly, I misplaced an I phone my hubby gave me for x’mas. I was beside myself for the same reason you’ve said. It was a special thoughtful thing he had done for me. I looked up and said, “Lord, I am a very careful and organized person in my life. Are you trying to show me how it is when one is lost?” I had it all along. Within 2 minutes I found it. It was in an area I had looked several times. I was blind but then I was able to see in my lesson being taught. It was important to me but not as important as the message I was being given.
    I’m happy you found your lost earring. ~~~~~ : – )
    Blessings
    Isadora

  3. Glad you found the earring, Sandra. That is more priceless than the money which you can easily make again. Lovely weekend dear friend :-) And indeed, God answers prayers!! :-)

  4. Nothing contributes to the terrible feeling of being stupid than loosing something valuable. I share your pain; ‘been there several times.

    Congratulations for finding your missing earring.

  5. Ste J says:

    A good ending to a post that had me hoping it would be a positive one…I knew it would be somehow. I don’t like to brag but sometimes I just am that amazing and humble!

  6. Al says:

    Yay so glad you found it. Finding something sentimental is so much better than finding something monetary. Sentimentality can’t be replaced. Thank you for sharing this with us Seyi :-)

    Have a great weekend

  7. Sarwat AJ says:

    so sweet was to read : “I was happy, first, God answered my prayers, second, I lost two things but found one.”
    felt happy for you. stay blessed

  8. JC says:

    Ha, I love this :)

    HE is so sweet, isn’t He? I can’t be on any other team but HIS!!
    This made me smile….as I sit at my desk, but my brain is already in vacation mode (which is in exactly 1hr and 4 mins ;)

    Have a blessed weekend my dear.
    JC

  9. daniellajoe says:

    great post, Sandra!!, I believe in prayer too :-) p.s please read my blog post http://wp.me/pGgxy-1ox I hope you like it…

  10. Aww that’s good to hear. Money doesn’t matter in the end, does it? But things which have ‘heart value’ – they matter. Such things have to be looked after carefully because it hurts us so much when they go. I’m glad your earring came back to you. Praise God! :)

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Ken! Money can’t buy memories, and most times, that’s what define us. I appreciate your kind comment and visit my friend!
      Amen to that ‘Praise God!’
      Cheers. :)

  11. seanbidd says:

    The other week, lost a surveyor while running an ambulatory boundary along a river, and a creek, it was a Friday, and 20 minutes before time to go home. So I just waited at the river bend, they came back, turns out they went up the wrong creek for a mile or two. Here’s to a good weekend, and finding one out of two!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I’m so glad things turn out right for you too at the end! I had a great weekend, I hope yours was great too! Do enjoy the rest of this week!
      I’m grateful for your visit my friend!
      Cheers. :)

  12. Christina ~ says:

    Oh! I totally know that feeling and had almost the exact same experience. I prayed so hard (was a very precious ring) and then it was my mom who happened to see the sun glint off of it under a bookcase. You wrote exactly the way I felt from the moment of losing to the answered prayer of finding! So so happy your prayers were answered! :) I hope this leads into many more wonderful experiences this coming week for you as well!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I had a smile on my face while reading your comment, glad that I’m not the only one in this kind of ‘lost and found’ case! :) God does answer prayers.
      I hope you’ve had a great week so far, do enjoy the rest of the week my friend!
      Blessings. :)

  13. Sherri says:

    How wonderful that you found your earring Seyi and what a wonderful story to share. I had the same experience, also with a much-beloved earring some years ago. It just goes to show that God is in the small and the big things and he knows our hearts! Beautiful song, thank you for sharing this, I really needed this today…
    I hope you had a lovely weekend and a wonderful week to come.
    Much love and hugs dear friend xx

  14. I’ve never heard that quote by Rumi. I really like it.

    Years ago, my dog literally ate my diamond earring. I searched through poop for weeks, and never found it. Glad you had better luck. :)

  15. Uzoma says:

    Hello sis,

    It’s true we all lose things; some bearing more meaning than the others. But then, I always tell myself that thst is what makes us human. We’re not perfect.

    I love you line of thought about committing the situation to God in prayers. It reminds me about a similar situation I had, last year. I’d lost my car key in a busy market. There was no spare. But the next day, the market authority called me to inform me that a good Samaritan had dropped the key with them late that evening. My! You should have seen the happiness pouring out from my face.

    Thanks for sharing. It feels so good to read your blog again.

    • Uzoma says:

      I forgot to add that I had reported the situation to the authorities.
      Please pardon my errors. I’m feeling a bit hazy this morning.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Hey Uzoma! :) I’m so happy to see you here! My oh my!!!! I can’t wait to read your blog again. I hope you feel much better? Thank God for His mercies!

      Thanks for liking the post, initially, I believed it wasn’t a big deal but the odds of praying and finding the earrings was not a mere coincidence but evidence of an answered prayer. I firmly believe in the power of prayer and judging by your experience, God answers big and small prayers.

      I’m relieved you’re back but a word of caution… do take things easy. One day at a time! God bless you my brother!
      Much love. :)

  16. The money can be replace the earring has sentimental value that can’t be replaced. I hope the money you lost falls into the hands of someone who really needs it. Making your lost a blessing.

  17. nrhatch says:

    Yay! Glad that your son spotted your earring . . . a mini miracle for sure.

  18. that is so awesome that your son found the earrings. it was meant to be.

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