Toevallig

Ja, ja, ek en toevallig. Dié wat my goed ken sal weet hoe ek oor toeval voel.

Ai, die afgelope paar dae het my mond weer oopgehang van al die toevallighede. Die een op die ander.

Soos dat ons toevallig by van ons kinders gaan slaap het omdat ons ander kinders hulle kleintjie sou laat inseën het Sondag. En toevallig wou daardie kinders van ons Saterdag aan ‘n driekamp deelneem en kon ons sommer die dag saam met die kleingoed verwyl. Ag, ons hét in die Desembervakansie van die driekamp gepraat en dat ons sou wou kinders oppas, maar dit is al lankal by die een oor in en die ander oor uit.

Soos dat ons ander kind ‘n klein operasietjie sou kry Maandag ook by die een oor in en die ander oor uit is. Maar ek wonder tog of die datum wel bespreek was. En ek toevallig daarvan hoor toe hy moes isoleer en nie die familiebyeenkoms kon bywoon nie. En hy is nie eintlik een wat sommer familiebyeenkomste mis nie, hoor.

En ons toevallig nog Sondagaand ook anderkant die berg moes oorslaap omdat ons nog afsprake gehad het en ek hom bel en hoor of ons hom dalk kan help, ons is dan nou daar rond. En hy iemand sal nodig hê om hom by die hospitaal te kom optel ná die operasietjie. En ons toevallig net mooi alles klaar het en by die winkelsentrum uitstap toe hy bel om te sê dat hy ontslaan is en ons hom gou kon kom haal.

So op die pendelpad val daar ‘n harde bui reën en ons verkyk ons aan klowe waar water skielik loop. En ons besef: daardie water is op pad na ons plaas. So toevallig het ons net op die regte tyd daar verby gery en kon ons die niksvermoedende werkers op die plaas laat weet dat daar water op pad is en die regte sluise by die regte slote oop- en toegemaak moet word. Want op die plaas was dit stofnat en het hulle glad nie die water verwag nie. Toevallig was dit net mooi die laaste dag wat ons leiwater gehad het en kon ons die water toe allokeer na damme toe, anders sou dit in die rivier afloop. Want toevallig het dit net mooi 10 nm eers by ons aangekom en sou ons dit verloor het. 🙂

Toevallig, né? So, toevallig vra ons dominee gisteraand op die aandoordenking die vraag: “Waar het jy vandag die Here raakgesien?”

Toortsie

Serendipity

Today’s daily prompt is Serendipity, brought by Jill. As an Afrikaans speaking person, I am not quite sure if I understand the word correctly. According to Google, the meaning of serendipity is, ‘the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.’ An example of serendipity is, according to Google, when someone accidently finds something good.

I’ll try my best. You may decide if my story qualifies as ‘serendipity’.

On Black Friday, 2017, I ordered two pairs from a company of shoes via the internet at a really good discount. They had such a huge demand for shoes on that day that their computers crashed.

At first, my shoes haven’t arrived in two days as was promised, but I heard that they had this big problem and that the computers sold inventory that they didn’t have. We had to wait a little bit so that they could sort things out.

In the meantime, we went on holiday and I decided to sort this out when we return.

While we were away, the shoes arrived. Every thing went well. I had my shoes and were really happy with them.

But, two weeks later, the shoes arrived again. Duplication!

I gave the second pairs of shoes to my daughter, who exchanged it for another pairs, but the shoes were marked down, she could even choose something else as well!

That day at the Mall we had quite a lot of surprises, at every shop we came, we received discount. Every time we came at the till, they told us that the articles were marked down and that it was not the price as marked on the article. 🙂 Strange!

Back at home, I phoned the company to tell them that they sent the order twice and that I wanted to pay them back. They didn’t know how to solve my problem! 🙂 They would phone me back, but never did. 🙂

Christmas box? Serendipity? God’s Grace? Pure good luck?

Toortsie

English Blog posts

I think the answer on all these question marks is: God’s grace. 🙂