I want to share a little story that I've been hanging on to and very few of you know about.
In 2008 I put my house on the market. It was just too much, size and expense being part of it. So the for sale sign went up and I began to look for something smaller.
I wanted to be sure and stay in Clifton Park because I didn't want Chris to change schools. Jeremy was attending a private high school so district wasn't overly important for him but knowing Chris adored SHEN I was insistent on staying close to the house I was selling.
So, I was surfing around on Craigslist in the real estate section and came upon the property I now own. The purchase of it was nothing extraordinary, I've bought and sold probably five or six times and I sold real estate for many years in the past. I'm aware of the process and the series of events to get to the closing table. Not a big deal. Pain in the neck for sure, especially the physical moving part but the paperwork stuff just takes time and patience. I actually like it... I'm probably in the minority.
Anyhow, I found this property and sent an email to see if it was still available. It was, so I made an appointment and met the woman selling it. Her name? Dawn Wind. No lie
Dawn was selling her mother’s property. Her mom, Donna had passed away and the family had just finished clearing out the house and preparing it for the market. It wasn't even for sale thru a real estate company. I found it by owner and Dawn was the contact.
Keep in mind that this was early 2009. Chris and Bailey didn't meet until 2011.
Dawn Wind is Bailey's mom. Bailey is Christopher's girlfriend. When Dawn's mom was alive, she owned the house for twenty plus years. After she got sick and passed away I bought the house. Two years later, Chris and Bailey started dating.
I knew Bailey’s last name but didn’t put two and two together until I went to pick up Christopher at the movies after their first date. I was waiting outside the theater when Dawn pulled up to get Bailey and I recognized her vanity license plate and make and model of the car. I realized I had previously seen that same car in the driveway the day I went to look at the house I ended up buying. I'm living in Bailey's grandma's house!!! It's true! We still talk about it and can't believe it.
Dawn and I almost flipped out the day we came to realize our two kids were dating and I bought the house from her mother’s estate. Chris and Bailey didn't understand the hype. They were matter of fact about it while we were shocked at how and why this happened. Dawn and I were blabbing it to everyone we knew! Imagine?!! It's been a sweet experience for Dawn and her family too because they never expected to set foot back in their mom’s house again once it was sold. Now they're over often and feel so comfortable.
Dawn has several siblings, one named Darcelle. When I closed on the house and settled in, it turned out that Christopher's bedroom happened to be the one Darcelle slept in.
OK, now this is where you need to follow along!
So now here's the really amazing part that makes this so incredible. I'm not making this up. It gets even more interesting…
Darcelle replied to a recent blog of mine, you'll need to go back and find it. It was titled "I wonder". I posted it a couple of days ago. Find that blog and read the two entries Darcelle wrote. She has a four year old son, Preston, “who has seen” Christopher and his grandma, Donna in recent weeks. I believe it's true. Some have this intuitive gift while others don’t. He’s very fortunate in my opinion, yet so am I for hearing about it. It was nice of him to share.
A funny little side note... Last May, before the SHEN prom which Chris and Bailey were attending I invited Bailey’s family over to take pictures. Well, lo and behold, Darcelle (and I don't know who else) showed up a week early. Anyway, I wasn’t even home from work yet but Chris was there to answer the door. When I did get home, Chris shared the story with me and thought it was so funny that Bailey’s aunt was so excited to see the house she had the date wrong. Chris let her in and she toured the place and loved the fact that she and Chris shared the same bedroom. I thought it was worth telling you. There are no coincidences are there?
Thank you for reading.