Sharing in today's post experience of an anonymous Sai sister.
Thank you for the wonderful blog. This has played and is still playing a major part in bringing me closer to Sai Baba. I would be grateful if you could post my experience in your blog. I wish to remain anonymous though. I appreciate your work and May Sai bless you and your family always.
Dear Sai Devotees,
I would like to share with all of you miracles of Shri Sai Nauv Guruwar vrath and Sai Amritvani. Last year, I have shared my experience of how my family was in deep financial and family stress. We live in US and my husband had the habit of gambling and had become addicted to it. Due to this, we have lost our savings and fallen into deep debts. He promised to give up this habit several times but he just couldn't do it. Last year, he has attempted to take his life in a hope to end this problem so he doesn't cause the family any more stress. Amidst all this, due to recession, my job wasn't going that great and my boss has asked me to join full-time as the company is getting rid of consultants as part of cost-cutting. I couldn't do that as my green card was still in process and I would have to start over again if I join full-time and also the salary wouldn't be sufficient to maintain the family. So I was literally on the verge of losing my husband, job, house and savings. One friend that knew this situation has started asking us to return his money soon (even though they had plenty of money left in savings) instead of helping us and giving us assurance and support that was much needed. He stopped being friendly and spread the rumors that we were going back to India and he would have to lose the money that he lent us. So I didn't share my pain and grief with anyone else. I was left with 2 little kids and no support and with loads of debt and crisis in all the aspects of my life. Before all this had happened, I had everything - a wonderful family, job, money and I seemed to have lost everything one by one with no fault of mine. I have been worshiping Sai BABA on and off for about 14 years. My green card was not getting done and I stopped worshiping BABA when all the things started going wrong because I was angry and upset.
Then one day I realized that no one will come to your rescue other than GOD. I started worshiping BABA very sincerely from June of last year and started reading about his leelas online. That's when I stumbled upon this wonderful site (that I visit everyday in the morning) and also Veena Maa's wonderful Sai AmritVani recitation. I started doing Sai Nauv Guruwar vrath for my job and Sai made sure that the client continued me as a consultant with no issues. So that issue was solved by him. Also, I prayed to him so my husband becomes normal and responsible. He has left the gambling habit now and is doing his work sincerely. I needed to my get green card and my house was on the verge of foreclosure since we missed couple of payments. I have tried for green card for 3 times before and everytime it has failed due to issues related to employers. This time is the 4th try as my final hope and have decided to go back to India if it didn't work out this time. So we have applied for both green card and house loan and I have started the vrath and Sai AmritVani and today I got both my green card and house loan approval with no issues or delays.
My husband has started looking for a job along with the business he maintains and we still have debts to clear but things have taken a 180 degrees turn compared to last year (for good this time). I realize that whatever I have today is due to his GRACE and BLESSINGS and nothing else. Earlier I used to think that whatever I have is due to my hard work and had an ego about it but now I realize that no matter how much you try, nothing will happen without his GRACE. I feel more content and happy now and pray to him that I remain at his feet and be humble forever. Also, one more thing I learned is, it is prosperity that brings friends but it is adversity that proves them. I went through some bitter experiences last year and I do not hold anything against anyone, just that our beloved Sai blesses them with good mind and thoughtful nature.
Sorry for the long mail but I wanted to include all the details so it helps the devotees increase their faith on BABA and give a hope to the ones in distress.
Baba, please forgive me if I have not presented this properly. Please bless everyone with good health, wealth and happiness.
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