We were all eating dinner tonight and watching Little House on the Prairie.
It was the show where Laura's little brother had died. (I didn't realize this prior to starting it because I probably wouldn't have otherwise.) Anyway, she runs away and climbs a mountain, trying to get closer to God. She doesn't understand why God hasn't been listening to her prayers and she feels the closer she gets to him, the better the chance he'll hear her. She prays for him to take her instead and bring her brother back. In the end, she realizes God's plan and is reunited with her Dad. It was a beautiful show, although a little hard for us to get through.
In the middle of the show, my husband's phone rang - it was Austin. We all instantly stopped. Tim's phone is programmed to have different songs for each caller. We haven't heard the tone "Bad to the Bone" since Austin passed. But there it was, and Austin's name was on the caller ID. Tim just stared at it for a moment, teary, before answering. I held my breath, not knowing what to expect. It was a wrong number.
Apparently someone already has Austin's old phone number. But tell me, what are the chances they would call Tim? And in the middle of this show? Yet another present from our son, letting us know he is ok and loves us. I am still in awe of how God lets loved ones reach us from beyond.