Parking In The Driveway.
My name is Terry White and this is my story. It was the fall of 2012 and my girlfriend Leanne and I had decided to move in together. She was from a previous marriage with 2 little girls and a dog and I was alone with 2 dogs. Both homes were too small for us to all live in so we decided to look for a home to buy together. About a week later Leanne sends me a site showing a home for sale right in our town which had no ‘for sale’ sign and was not listed on a local site. I did not recognize it from the outside but when I started viewing the pics from the inside, a weird feeling came over me like I had been there before. The price was higher then we could afford and I told Leanne we would never get approved for the loan from the bank because of my other loans. It was not that I had bad credit, I was just tapped out. So I said to her let’s look for something a little more in our price range and anyway, this was almost a 3000 sq ft Victorian home. She said “Why can’t we just go look at it”, so we made the appointment and went to look at it. Once inside the home, it gave us both an odd feeling, not scary but a warm comforting feeling. We fell in love with it but knew when we walked out the door we could not afford this home.
Now to back up a little, Leanne and I had both been divorced and went through some difficult times, losing money, friends, and homes, she even had to file for bankruptcy. So one night I asked her if she had seen the movie The Secret? She said no so I was excited to sit down with her to share the valuable tool I had been using for the last few years and that I truly believe works. I made some popcorn and we sat on the couch to watch the movie. From that day forward she was a believer in the law of attraction.
So after we got home from viewing the home, she looked at me and said let’s try using The Secret and focus on getting that home. I agreed!
Remembering the home the layout and everything about it, I started to imagine we were in the home, I visualized the dishes in the cabinets, the furniture, watching TV, even imagined Christmas in the home. Now Leanne and I live about 30 miles apart and I would come to see her after work which was about 2 miles from this home. The house was empty and no one was living in it at that time, so every night when I made the drive to her house I would stop and actually pull in the driveway for a little. I would then imagine that I was walking in the house saying ‘hi’ to Leanne and giving her a hug, sitting down at the table for dinner, and talking about our day. I did this for a few months.
Then one day she called me and said she just heard the house was pending sale. I was heartbroken and thought maybe it did not work but I truly believed The Secret works! So we put it behind us and started looking again. About two weeks later we were told the sale fell through for some reason. I jumped in my car and went to the house and started my passion back up, sitting in the driveway in my vehicle imagining it all over again. A month and a half went by and we found out someone put a purchase offer in on it and it was excepted.
Upset we started looking again. Four weeks to that day we get a phone call from an old friend we both worked with, her name was Nancy. She said I heard you two were interested in the house we have for sale, not even knowing it was hers, we said yes but we can not afford the price. She said to meet us there on Wednesday at the house and we can talk about it. Eagerly to see the house again, we met them at the house and she said “Go ahead and walk through the house again to make sure this is what you want so again we teased ourselves. Once we were done she said, I am not sure why I called you but I knew you had looked at it and could not figure out why you never put an offer in. Nancy said” I told Norm”, (her husband) that I do not know why, but I have this feeling that you guys need to be in this house, this house is meant for you. We both looked at each other with a puzzled look and agreed but let her know of our financial situation.
She then said she would like to offer us a land contract. My ears perked up because I knew this was the only way we could obtain this home. I asked her the asking price and the stipulations. She said $90,000 with $10,000 down and a balloon payment in 3 years. I did not have$ 10,0000 and neither did Leanne. She asked, what can you afford. I gave her a number and she said OK!
Everything was falling into place but where was I going to get $10,000? The next morning I drove my Harley to work and when I got to work I got off it and though this is paid for and worth more than $10,000 and I have a truck. The Harley got sold and we signed the contract!
After living in the home for about two months my attorney called and said “I have your abstract done you can stop by and pick it up”. I picked it up on my lunch hour and on the very first page were two of the original owners, and they were my great grandparents!! It had been their home at the turn of the century. Then it finally hit me! The Secret had attracted me to this home as it was at one time my family’s home, there was a connection!
This home is now a warm inviting home with 5 children running around and the halls are filled with laughter and love and we could not be any happier. Having faith is believing in something you can not see, and believing in The Secret has taught me gratitude and joy are one of the biggest thoughts a person can possess. Thank you, thank you, thank you!