Thursday, November 12, 2015

I Love Being Part of a Christmas Wish Come True!

I know I've told you before how much I enjoy being a 'matchmaker' and helping people find items that really make them happy.

This week I was blessed by a story that a buyer shared with me,  Actually, it brought me to tears, though that's not all that hard to do...I'm a real crier and even get weepy at commercials!

Back to the point...
A woman bought this Christmas stocking, shortly after I'd listed it.
Here's the message that she sent me about it:
"I just have to thank you for making an almost impossible Christmas wish come true!  Last November my parents were in the process of moving closer to home, closer to her grandbabies.  In the grueling process of moving, a Christmas tote was accidentally left behind at the storage unit.  Unfortunately, in a matter of minutes, the tote was stolen.  The only thing worth any sentimental value was my mother's 1960s Christmas stocking.  She's been devastated over it.  Her mother had written her name on it; it was one of the last things she had from her mom.  My grandmother suffers from Alzheimer's disease.  I plan on having her write my mother's name, to the best of her ability, on the top of the stocking.  I have been searching for this stocking for days now.  I never thought I'd find it!  Thank you so much for making a Christmas wish come true!!!!!"

I'm getting all teary again, just typing this (of course)  I'll never get rich selling vintage stuff, but I've been made richer by far for being a small part of someone else's happy experience!


ThrifterSisters said...

This is such a wonderful story. I teared up too!!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great story and it does make all the work to sell vintage worth it !!

Deanies Stash said...

What a wonderful story! I love those kind of endings!

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