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Miracle Story


Marg Peck

A Seal in the Moonlight

Submitted into: Miracles of Family Category,

On: 2015-08-30 21:30:46

I arrived in Gisborne New Zealand at 4.30 in the afternoon, I was very thankful to have landed at my destination after the previous day I had.
On the bus journey from Auckland Airport to the city centre I had a thought, “wouldn’t it be awful to lose your phone while travelling”.  It was one of those quick fleeting thoughts that could be easy to miss, but this one did not pass me by, nor did I linger with it.  As planned I spent the morning shopping in Auckland as I needed to restock my work clothing and a child free morning in a city was a chance to do just that.   

I hopped from store to store, dressing and undressing, collecting small bags with colourful pieces of clothing. By 1.30 I decided to call it quits, I used my last six New Zealand dollars to buy sushi and walked to the wharf for some sun, relaxation and lunch.  At 1.50 I decided to check my Facebook messenger for any news from my children in Australia or my husband who I was on my way to visit.  I checked my bag, then my coat, then bag, then coat, all the bag pockets and coat pockets – surely not!
Suddenly I thought of my bus trip this morning – my phone was not there.

My next thought, ‘ Expect A Miracle’, I can find this.  My bus was due to leave Auckland Wharf at 2.10 for the airport and my flight was at 3.30.
With haste and urgency I retraced my steps, of course the dressing and undressing rooms, opening and closing the bag was the likely problem.
As I rushed along the main street I realised that my phone represents connection, to my family, my network – how vitally important that feels.

Joy and relief – on my second stop – they had it there behind the counter. I had just enough time to get back to the wharf, hop on the bus and arrive at Auckland airport with 5 min to spare before boarding. Miracles do happen.

I arrived in Gisborne at 4.30 that afternoon. My husband who I had not seen for nearly five months was at the airport to meet me.  Tear filled eyes and a long silent embrace.

That evening we set off to walk around the town and get some dinner.  The sky was clear and darkening, the first stars were out and the moon full.  It felt mild for winter and considering several weeks ago the town had been cut off by snow.
As we crossed the bridge over the river together, a gentle conversation flowing, there below us in the water was a seal. Rolling and playing in the moonlight.

The seal is significant to our family a figure in the Celtic Selky stories.  The selky or seal being other worldly, the beloved, the protector or guardian, the feminine, the gentle spirit warming the story.

“ I have never seen a seal here before” my husband remarked.

I smiled.  I could breath out, I had arrived.  I took a long breath…
Everything is going to be alright.

Miracles do happen.

Marg Peck
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia