Is It Odd or Is It….Waffles?

Chocolate Chip Waffle from Bob's Diner

Chocolate Chip Waffle from Bob’s Diner

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous- Albert Einstein

It all started with a phone call.

I called Aunt Joy this morning to see if she wanted to check out the new library. I confess this was our old library, just re-opened in a new spot. They moved in quite a few months ago but it’s been a long winter. I kept telling Aunt Joy, “We’re going to go see that new library.”

Well that day finally came. I called her and asked what was she doing today? She said “Nothing!” So I picked her up and we found the new library. Wow, was it beautiful. Rows of books, quiet, and very nicely decorated.

While I was clipping my new library tag onto my key chain, I noticed a small, strange key with a tag on it. I looked at it more closely and realized it was a key from my former job at Joe’s office. I couldn’t believe, in a whole year of leaving that office, I had not noticed the key. It was kind of an important key, to the drawer in my old desk.

I knew I’d have to drop it off today. Likely, when we were on our way home.

Aunt Joy and I spent some time at the library and then we headed down to the grocery store for a few items. While there she said, “How about lunch?” and of course I said “Sure!”

So we headed to Bob’s Diner, just a stone’s throw away from the grocery store. On the daily special was chocolate chip waffles! I briefly debated the healthy choices (oh sure!) such as grilled chicken salad, etc. but in the end, the waffles won out.

Aunt Joy ordered them too! The waitress said “Do you want whipped cream?” We both said “YES.” 🙂

While we were waiting, in walked my old friend Jeff. Now how did God know that I owed Jeff an amend for something I did lately? (I got ticked at him over a Facebook post recently and deleted his comment!) I got to apologize to Jeff and give him a hug. That was grace on the spot.

Then, I kid you not, in walks Joe, my old boss, and his wife five minutes later. We chatted for a few minutes and I handed him the key to my old desk. I said I was sorry, I didn’t realize I had it. He said he had been looking for it and we both smiled at each other.

Is it odd or is it God? When you have those coincidences that just don’t seem so….coincidental. I know they are a sign. Someone is watching out for me, keeping me on their radar, and helping me out.

Thanks, God!

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19 thoughts on “Is It Odd or Is It….Waffles?

  1. cindy

    Hi Joanne, what an awesome story….seems unbelievable! What an unforgettable day! God was doing his work!

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  2. Cathy McElhaney

    I believe they are more than ‘coincidences’…they are Divine works. God presents us with opportunities to right some of our ‘wrongs’. So for it being International Waffle day…you can have mine! I don’t care for them….unless it’s a waffle CONE, HA HA!
    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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  3. Marianne

    Great post, Joanne!! I love when things like that happen. Coincidences are things that, seemingly randomly, coincide with each other…but I don’t think there is anything random about it. I believe, like you, that these are graces for us in our lives. You really are being looked after, and that you were made available to right two situations, which may have eventually weighed down your soul, is a real blessing – and all at the same time!! 🙂

    Sending love and hugs,
    Marianne xo

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    1. Joanne Cain Post author

      Marianne,
      What you said- that I was made available to right two situations- is exactly what I thought as well. What a great opportunity God presented me with!
      xo Joanne

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