A Hello from Mike (maybe...)

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saska

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Hi,

I've been vacillating about posting this, but every time I think about this story, I smile. So, I thought it might give someone else a lift, too. My friend, Mike, was an avid music fan and introduced me to a lot of music. After he was in the hospice in-patient facility for a couple weeks, I asked him if he was more comfortable and relaxed there, despite the wonderful care he was given while still at home. He pondered that for a few moments and replied that he missed his music. So I bought an iPod, which I had been planning on getting anyway, downloaded lots of his favorite music plus a bunch of stuff I knew he'd like, and loaned it to him.

The last time I saw Mike, he asked to listen to the iPod on 'shuffle' mode, implying 'song' shuffle. His son returned the iPod to me after Mike died, and the next day I went for a run while listening to it. I realized it was on 'album shuffle' mode, and I started worrying that it hadn't been on song shuffle as Mike had asked when I last saw him. I put it on song shuffle and was running along telling myself what an idiot I was, and silently telling Mike I was sorry if I'd let him down.

Folks, there are 975 songs on that iPod, and only about 5 had played. The VERY next song that came on was one of the four songs that Mike had picked to be played at his funeral. What are the chances? I know... one in 970 :). I don't know that it was Mike-sent or God-sent or purely coincidence (I'll choose either Door #1 or Door #2, though), but it sure made me feel happy...still does. Sharon
 

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Good story, Shannon. You'll probably see and hear Mike a lot over the next few months. THat's his way of saying thank for lall you did for him. Cindy
 

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Great story Sharon. It brought tears to my eyes thinking of all the "coincidences" I've seen and heard over the years like this.

I vote for both doors.

God Bless
Capt AL
 
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