Date: February 13, 2018 02:40PM
Last week my wife got a from a couple of female missionaries two states away where she lived before we married. Her adult children still live in the area.
Anyway, these missionaries called to tell my wife that one of her sons told them to call to let her know he was OK.
He is one of her estranged kids. My wife still sends birthday and holiday cards and gifts to her estranged kids through one of her daughters that still does talk to her. All of the kids, with the exception of the daughter, have left the church.
The missionaries explained that they were tracting one of their usual neighborhoods when they knocked on my stepson's door. He was immediately very suspicious about who told them where he lived. They said nobody sent them, but that they were knocking on doors in the neighborhood.
He calmed down and the missionaries eventually learned that he was baptized as a child, but had stopped going to church a long time ago. He declined all invitations by the missionaries to attend church with them, take lessons, or even a BOM. However, when they asked if there was something they could do for him, he asked them to call his mother and let her know he was OK.
After he gave them my wife's number, they asked if there was a reason he didn't call her himself. He told them that it's been a couple years since he called her, and that he has her number blocked. He just wanted her to not worry about him.
Well, my wife thinks it's a miracle..."What are the odds?"
Actually, I think the odds are pretty good and am a little surprised that some missionaries hadn't stumbled upon him earlier. He's also had a couple years to cool down and grow up, so he probably saw this as an opportunity to open the door a small crack without taking the chance of throwing it wide open and discovering that his mom no longer wants anything to do with him.
What do you think; a miracle or just something that was bound to happen?
Regardless, it made my wife's day.