Thursday, December 04, 2008

Our Lady Pin

I was at this card shop yesterday buying a baby card. My boss from my last job just had his first child, so I was buying him a card. As I was paying the cashier and owner of the store noticed the pin I have on my purse, its of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She said she liked the pin and said her mother has a devotion to her. I was taken off guard by the comment and the only thing I could think to say was that I was surprised the pin hadn't fallen off yet. She said I must be meant to have it. She asked when her feast day was, saying she thought it was coming up, I confirmed that and said it was the 12th. I thanked the lady and left the store.

Later in the afternoon I went to work as usual, but I ended up staying late to help out. I took a later bus home, and it was a lot emptier than the one I usually take. I was sitting on the bus listening to my Zune when something on the floor caught my eye. It was my pin, it had fallen off when I got on the bus and was laying on the floor. I picked it up and put it inside my purse.

Its just so funny that I was commenting on being surprised that it hadn't fallen off yet and then a few hours later it did just that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great story!

I love her so much - she must have placed that clerk in your day to draw your attention to the pin and make you think of it falling off so that when it DID fall off, you noticed.

She is so awesome.


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