1 July 2010, Thurs night - I fetched my son from his tuition class and we were casually joking about having a number plate for his bicycle when I was teaching him how to read a car number plate.
He blurted 2 sets of 3 digit numbers for his bicycle and had also requested for a new and bigger bicycle on his birthday.
That same night, I stumbled upon this website when I was quite depressed due to a shortage of income recently. I came across a story "Talk to the four-faced Buddha with your heart", it reminded me to tell the four-faced Buddha about my worry just like talking to a parent.
I did not intend to because I did not want to request for a help just because of a shortage of income. While I was falling asleep, I was still thinking about the story that I had read earlier and decided to visit the temple to pay respect whenever I am free because I am not very religious.
Just thinking to myself if I could strike the 4 digit lottery I may want to write a story of my encounter with the four-faced Buddha 10 years ago.
2 July 2010, Fri - I went to place a small bet on my son's given number and did not have high hope of winning because I don't buy the 4 digit lottery often (sometimes not even once a year).
3 July 2010, Sat - I struck a starter prize with my son's given number that has not been drawn for 4 consecutive years and I decided to share my story while my son is sound asleep.
When I first visited Bangkok with my partner in 1999, I heard stories from a tour guide that if you pray to the four-faced Buddha your prayers will be answered. I knew my partner was hoping for a son and I sincerely prayed to the four-faced Buddha to grant me a son and I will definitely go back to pay my respects.
A year later, I was pregnant and my partner was delighted to know the baby is a boy! We went back to pay my respects during my 2nd trimester and promised the four-faced Buddha that I will give my best effort to love and take care of this baby boy.
We brought my son to pay his respects when he was almost 5 years old and told him to always remember that his birth was granted by the four-faced Buddha.
Although he may be too young to understand, he obediently paid his respects. I am a doting mother, whenever I am thinking about the next dollar to grant my son's wish for an expensive holiday or toy (my partner will often disagree), I will just have good business deal coincidentally.
I believe the four-faced Buddha has blessed me all these years because my partner's business is growing every year and my son is having a lifestyle and everything that a normal child of his age could ever dream of.
My partner and I will fly to Bangkok at least once a year but I seldom request for anything nowadays, I just pay my respects and pray for peace for the Thai people.
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