When I had completed my schooling, I prepared for my entrance exam for Engineering College. My scores were not good enough to secure me a seat in my dream college, which was also the number 1 college in my state. I got a seat in one of the newly opened, private colleges, which was around 20 km away from my home. I had motion sickness and riding for almost an hour each way, every day on the bus, was not exactly what I wanted. I told my parents that I would drop out and prepare again but they were not in favor of that. So I had to take admission to the private college.
Almost a week later, I met a girl on the bus who was sitting next to me. She told me that one of her friends was pursuing Engineering at my dream college, and the forms had come out for a Second Counselling. It gave me hope again, and I filled out the form and asked my cousin to post it. On the last day of the form deadline, my cousin visited my house. He said that he was sorry, as he forgot to post my form earlier, and now, on the last day, he posted it.
I lost all hope because I knew that it would take at least two days to physically reach the college administration, and they would not consider late forms. My cousin offered to go and talk to the administration, and I was so touched by his gesture. My parents asked him to not do that because it meant he would have to go to another city. The government officials were very strict with their rules anyway, so they would not consider my late application form.
Even though I had missed the last date, I was feeling so grateful for my cousin. I still feel so grateful to him for his generous gesture. I then decided to accept my current college and forgot about my dream college, and I started focusing on studying.
Meanwhile, our personal family computer stopped working and my father went to get it fixed. When he got it back, just to check to see if the internet was working correctly on it, he randomly opened the site of my dream college. And there on the college’s website, was the updated list of the selected students from Second Counselling. And we just could not believe it when we saw that my name was on it!!
I still remember that miraculous day clearly. I still do not know how I got the seat when I missed the deadline to submit the form by post. It was amazing. I am so grateful to my father who took all the effort, to my cousin who was so willing to do everything that he could do to help me, to the person who repaired our computer, and to God, who blessed all of us. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you for this miracle.
God bless us all.