The Dad I Always Wanted.
I first found out about The Secret back in my sophomore year of high school. Back then I was so excited to use it and was obsessed with it. For some reason that faded and I became lazy over the years. I somehow manifested things unintentionally though, like a trip to Disney World with my family and my best friend. I remember my mom was supposed to go on a trip with my dad to Russia, but I really didn’t want her to go. Instead I took my school planner and on the week of spring break I wrote in big letters ‘Disney World with family and my best friend’. I did this months in advance. Then I completely forgot about it.
Months later, a few weeks before the trip to Russia, my mom decided to spontaneously take the trip to Disney World! The best part was that my friend came too miraculously because her mom used to be the strict kind that didn’t let her go anywhere.
Flash forward to 2012. My parents were going through a difficult time and my father had always mistreated my mother. Calling her names and making her cry all the time. I remember since a young age I always used to tell her that she should have a divorce with him, but she stayed anyway for the sake of our family. I remember I used to daydream about having fun times with my family, but I could never ever see my dad’s face in those daydreams, just a blank face. I never felt close to him and hated how he treated my mom. The final straw was when she suspected him of having an affair behind her back and she finally told him to leave.
He left right before hurricane Sandy and my mom was miserable. She was with this horrible man for 20 years, and she didn’t know how to live any other way. When the hurricane hit us it damaged the house, and we had no power for 2 weeks. So I decided to write a list. A list for a new dad and a new partner for my mom. I was very specific down to the age, to him being wonderful to my mom, to how he treated my sister and I. Even asking that our dog would love him because my dog hated all men. I put the list in my desk and forgot about it.
Three months later my mom met a wonderful man named Steve. He is the most wonderful person to ever come into our life. We love him so much and he loves us. He is kind, caring, loving, and warm hearted. He makes us happier than we have ever been. He’s an amazing dad and wonderful fiance to my mom. When I found the list a few years later, every single one of those 50 things on it came true. The only thing I forgot to put on it was his location. It turns out that he lives in Jersey, but it’s okay. He is the missing piece to our family puzzle. Our happily ever after.
Thank you Rhonda Byrne and The Secret team, thank you Universe, thank you for being alive. Forever grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!