Anonymous Devotee from India says: Dear Hetal Ji, First of all I would like to thank you and your team for the providing all the Sai devotees with a platform to share our feelings and thus form a huge Sai community! I have been following your blog for couple of years now and have been very regular in reading the experiences. It is the first time that I am sharing my own experience. Please feel free to edit it as required. Also request you to keep my name and email id anonymous.
I have been listening to the stories from Shri Sai Satcharitra since I was a kid. My paternal grandmother was a Sai devotee. She used to narrate to me the various stories from Sai Satcharitra. My parents are also Sai Baba devotees and we have a nice photo frame of Baba, which we have kept in our shrine at home and worship daily.
Though I have always known Baba from childhood, I was really drawn to Him only in the year 2010. After that I have had innumerable experiences and have received Baba’s grace on several occasions. However today I will be sharing an experience which is very close to my heart. I am born and brought up in a well to do family. My parents have always provided me with all the comforts in life. I have always done well in academics and by Baba’s grace I am successful in my career. By Sai’s blessing, I am married to a very nice person. I would like to thank Baba for providing me with so many comforts in life.
I had never faced any major problems or difficulties in my life until year 2010. In year 2010, I and my husband decided that we want a baby. However after trying for several months, I was not able to conceive. I prayed to Baba to bless me with a baby and started reading Sai Satcharitra. Finally after treatment for almost a year, I became pregnant in April 2011. My joy knew no bounds! I thanked Baba profusely. However in my 3rd month, I had few complications and had to be admitted to hospital. By Baba’s grace baby was fine and I was advised bed rest for few weeks.
Everything was going fine after that until my husband lost his job due to recession and we were under a lot of stress. I prayed to Baba for my husband and He answered our prayers yet again! My husband got job in a very good firm and also the profile that he wanted within one month. My pregnancy was also progressing fine. I was managing my professional and personal life very well. But I did not know that a grave misfortune was awaiting me! Baba tried to warn me in different ways. But alas I did not understand those signs then.
In the ninth month, I went for the routine check-up. My doctor asked me to do a color doppler ultrasound as a routine test to check for baby’s position / blood flow etc. I did the screening and the results showed that my baby was in distress due to lack of oxygen. So I was admitted for an emergency C-section operation. Operation was performed, but unfortunately doctor could not save my baby boy as he had a congenital heart problem. This incident shattered me and my entire family. I cried a lot and fought with Baba that why such a misfortune should befall me. But then I thought that it is happening due to some past bad karma for which I am repaying in this way.
Those were the worst days of my life. But by Baba’s grace I got the strength to overcome my grief and look positively ahead. I completed two Saptah Parayan of Sai Satcharitra after which Baba called me to Shirdi in Jan 2012. I had beautiful Darshan of our beloved Baba and felt immense peace of mind. After that I also successfully completed Nav Guruvar Vrat and asked Baba to bless me with a healthy baby soon. My Vrat was completed in April 2012 and to my utmost happiness I became pregnant in May 2012. By Baba’s grace, I had a very healthy pregnancy and did not face any problems during entire 9 months of pregnancy. Finally by Baba’s grace, I delivered a healthy baby boy in Jan 2013. Now my little angel is 3 months old and I am enjoying the bliss of motherhood.
I thank Baba from bottom of my heart for fulfilling my desire. Baba, I promise you that I will try to live my life by following your teachings. I may falter every now and then, but Baba please keep guiding me on the path of righteousness and devotion. To put in one line the gist of Baba’s teachings – “Love all, Serve all, Help ever, Hurt never”. May Baba bless all of us and show us the right path in life. Om Sai Ram.