It was 11:30 in the morning of January 7th in 2009. I was thinking that it was a little late for my son not to come home yet from his cram school. Suddenly, the door chime shrilly rang. I thought it was my son's mischief, but at the door I found his friend standing with a pale face. He said, "Norito has encountered with an accident. Come quick!" I followed him not knowing what had happened.
The accident scene was about three minutes' walk from my house. My son was lying down and receiving Johrei from Yuto Suzuki, his friend from the same cram school.
My son was exclaiming, "Ouch, ouch! What happened?" I was a little relieved that he was quite conscious. I immediately called the teacher of a branch to report his condition and continued Johrei with Yuto.
An ambulance did not come right away. A neighbor brought a blanket for my son who started shaking from the cold weather.
Finally the ambulance arrived and took him on a stretcher. I looked away his vivid bloodstain left on the ground.
According to the kids who witnessed the accident, my son riding on a bicycle was knocked over into the air after colliding with a car. Nevertheless, the result of a CT scan of his head was somehow 'nothing wrong.' Probably he had fallen from his jaw, his injury which I could see the bone was sewed up four stitches. He also got a big bump and an abrasion on the back of his head, a bruise on the face caused by a heavy blow, had a cracked bone below the right eye, and chipped a tooth. Nevertheless, I believe that his injury was done lightly by the grace of Johrei directly after the accident. Meishu-sama, I am truly grateful for the great miracle and protection.
At the night of the accident, the teacher of the branch and his wife came to the hospital and did Johrei for my son. After receiving Johrei, he fell in sleep peacefully. His bad headache woke him up a few times in the midnight, but as I gave Johrei to him each time he woke up, he could sleep. His pain disappeared in four days, which was earlier recovery and surprised his doctor.
Many people did Johrei for my son while hospitalized, so he was able to leave the hospital on the 5th day and to go to school on the 7th day. I really experienced the wonderfulness of Johrei. He was actually at the crucial stage waiting for the high school examinations in the third year of junior high school. If the injuries were sever, he could not have taken the examination; thus, I was grateful to Meishu-sama for giving us the great blessing.
I will remember my gratitude every day and tell the great power of miracles to as many people as possible.