Guess What Angel Bought At Goodwill That Changed Her Whole Life [PHOTOS]
I'm a sucker for bargains. I love all things consignment shops and I especially love Goodwill. One particular visit to the local Henderson Goodwill two years ago completely changed my life!
It all started on August 21, 2014, when my husband Joe and I had our first date. We decided to go to Henderson so we could have a somewhat quiet uninterrupted time. We had dinner, took a nice stroll down by the river and then he asked me what I wanted to do next. I hesitated with a smile and then he said "just tell me what you really want to do, it can be anything" I said "I really love the Goodwill store here" he laughed and said he loved Goodwill too. I think that was the beginning of forever for us!
The date was a success and we began seeing each other exclusively after that. I often took trips to Henderson to Goodwill because it is my favorite one. I always find amazing deals and they have really good quality items! This particular trip I went alone. The date, September 20, which happens to be my momma's birthday. I walked in and to the right they have a large circular rack of prom and wedding dresses. Normally I would walk right past it but this day I stopped and browsed. I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted the most beautiful wedding dress I had ever seen. It was simple, something I had always dreamed of wearing, and to it was MY EXACT SIZE!!!! I took a deep breath pulled it off the rack and I did the unthinkable...I bought it!
Now I know what you're thinking. We just starting dating. He hadn't even asked me to marry him yet. All these things went through my head too. Instead I stepped out in faith, bought the dress, and I asked God to do what he does. I prayed this exact prayer "Dear Lord, I am stepping out in faith and asking you to align everything the way you would have it, if I am to marry this man. I am doing my part and trusting you by buying this dress the rest is up to you! I brought the dress home and hid it in the back of a closet so no one could find it...HA
Well just 2 1/2 months later Joe dropped to his knee on a cold Tuesday evening in December and told me he wasn't sure of much else in life except that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I said "YES" and almost 3 years later life is crazier and more amazing than I could have ever planned it to be.
The dress was absolute perfection, oh and I almost forgot, I paid $10 for it! The original price $3,500, it's value to me...PRICELESS!
Today, Joe and I celebrate our wedding anniversary and I often think of our first date, a trip to Goodwill, our special day, my dress, and the blessing God gave our life together!
Happy Anniversary Sweetheart! Here's to many more years and lots of trips to Goodwill. I LOVE YOU!