I had yet another "miracle" happen this weekend and Cami played a part in it.
I am not a religious person. I don't attend church but I feel as if I have my own personal relationship with God. I pray and I pray a lot when it comes to my pets.
When Cami was so very sick back in Jan. of 2010 and in the ICU... I remember sitting in my car on my way home from visiting her in the hospital. My tears were coming so furiously that I could only sit in the parking lot unable to drive until I calmed myself down. While sobbing, cursing and pounding my hands on the steering wheel I said out loud....
"God if you let her get well enough to come home I will go to church".
I had no idea where that came from but I said it.
My prayers were answered and Cami did come home (only to end up back in ICU) but we got an additional 6 weeks with her.
That promise I made about going to church has weighed heavily on me for over two years now. I know some people say you should not or it isn't "required" to make "deals" however in times of desperation I think we all do things without realizing what we are doing. The fact that I made a promise and my prayer had been answered has left me feeling less than a "good" person having not kept up my end of the "bargain".
So.....something happened last month the day before Cami's birthday and I knew THEN as soon as all the moving parts came into play that I was being given a sign that I couldn't ignore. *Some* BW members will know what I am talking about re: painting.
I made plans with a good friend to attend a church service with her and did so yesterday.
Cami continues to work her magic on me. The story continues....
A good month ago I ran into a lady I have known for nearly 20 years. We lost touch during the summer of 2010 (after losing Cami) due to my hard drive dying. I lost all of my contact info (e-mail, etc...) as well as ALL of my pictures of Cami (& videos). Needless to say I was beyond devastated. I've tracked down a nice portion of pictures from the internet where I had thankfully posted them through the years. I have had various computer companies give me quotes on trying to help me with the hard drive to the tune of $2000 and up!
So this woman and I are reconnecting and she asks about Cami. While tears fill up my eyes I explain to her what happened (and told her about why I lost contact with her due to my computer issues). We part ways but I am thankful for our chance meeting and we exchange our contact info again.
YESTERDAY......while in church......my phone on vibrate.... starts scooting around in my coat pocket. I don't recognize the number but get alerted that I have a voice mail. After services were over (which started with the pastor telling a story about a DOG getting hit by a car and being taken to the same place Cami was in ICU) the pup was fine BTW!!
I check my message.
The woman I had reconnected with has a son. It was him calling me. He specializes in data recovery and he wants to "take a gander" at my hard drive (which I saved) and he wants to try and recover Cami's pictures and videos.
How completely amazing that this happened at all minus the fact that I was in church because of a promise I had made involving Cami.
I am just pretty much flabbergasted but in a good way.
I will never forget you and not a second goes by that I don't think of you.... it sure is nice to know that you continue to watch over me. Keep sending these amazing signals from the bridge Cam-poo!!