So here is where the “hope” comes in…
Years passed and I’d hoped there was someone for me out there. I’d dated off and on, but had never been truly affected by anyone the way that I was by Jeanne.
I placed a “Personal Ad” on Craig’s List. If my “someone” was out there, I wanted to put it out to the universe that I was ready and waiting for her.
Unbeknownst to me, Jeanne had left the Club after a few years and became engaged. But just a month before their wedding, her fiancee died from a massive stroke.
She and her children went through an extremely difficult time. Jeanne had become a terrific businesswoman, and was trying to comfort her children and maintain her career, all in the face of grief.
Her friend suggested she get on “Craig’s List” to find a new place to live ~ a place of “hope,” to try to begin life again. That friend had to smile when Jeanne said, “I don’t know Craig.”
Now whether you believe in God, a Higher Power, fate, destiny, or kismet, I think that we had them all on our side…