Friday, July 24, 2015
Norman or COINcidence?
It is two weeks from Norman’s passing and I sure miss the little monster!
This morning I went to the pet store to get dog food for Dundee and to remove Norman’s name from the mailing list. (No more birthday cards and coupons please).
As I went through the checkout lane, I was feeling pretty somber (dismal). I looked down and there was a penny. YAY! OK. That was not too surprising.
There was a customer waiting to speak with the cashier. She noticed my necklace (Norman’s dog tag) and commented on it. I was not in a mood to chat and merely said “thanks” as I began walking away. Then came that dreaded “nudging”. I stepped back and asked the customer, the cashier and the man behind me if they would like to hear a neat story? I briefly shared with them how Norman came home for just a few minutes in order to depart from the dream house which he helped build. Then I told of Norman’s JOY when the Angels and Sparky came to help him cross over. It was merely a few moments of sharing between strangers, but they truly seemed to appreciate hearing Norman’s story.
By the time I got to my pickup truck I was bawling. Rivers of tears were flowing. I unlocked my door, but just stood there unable to do anything but cry and blow my nose. I looked down and there was a bright shiny penny next to my foot! Remember that single shiny penny found the day that Norman crossed?
Was that second penny merely a COINcidence? Or a hello from Norman to comfort me at that precise moment when I needed it?