A Tragedy or A Blessing

Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream to travel to the United States with their nine children. Clark and his wife worked and saved, and finally had enough money and got passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States. 
The entire family was filled with expectation and excitement about life in America. However, seven days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy and hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks’ front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being separated for 14 days.
The family’s dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his and God for their misfortune.
Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland–Titanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but because the son had been bitten by a dog, they were left behind in Scotland.
When Mr.Clark heard the news, he hugged his son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for saving their lives and turning what he felt was a tragedy into a blessing.
Although we may not always understand, all things happen for a reason.

许多年前,住在苏格兰的克拉克全家有一个去美国的梦想。克拉克和他的妻子一边努力工作一边攒钱,最终他们攒够了钱,为全家办理好了护照和预定好了去美国的船票。
全家都憧憬着在美国的生活,然而在出发前的七天,最小的儿子却被狗咬了,医生给小孩子缝了针并在前门上挂了一个布,因为有得狂犬病的可能,所以必须隔离14天。
全家去美国的梦想破碎了,他们没有办法按照计划去坐船了。父亲流下了泪水,并因为这个不幸,诅咒他的儿子和上帝。
五天之后,一个悲伤的消息传遍了苏格兰——泰坦尼克沉落了,最不可能沉落的船带着数百人(数以百计的人)一起沉了。克拉克一家本来也应该在船上的,但是因为小儿子被狗咬了反而错过了,他们留在了苏格兰。
克拉克听到了这个消息后,抱起他的小儿子并感谢他救了全家,他也感谢了上帝救了他们,使悲伤变成祝福(因祸得福)。
任何事情都不是独一发生的,都有其原因。