This afternoon I received the following post in my message in-box:
I hope you are well! I don’t think you would remember me but I was a guest at your home in July of last year (I’m from Canada, we had tea upstairs you were kind enough to get me in touch with your son’s friend who is a winemaker and I went for a personal tour). Well, that day ended up changing my life and it wouldn’t have happened without your recommendation. The winemaker advised me on another winefarm to visit for lunch (Rust en Vrede) and I followed through. It was there that I met my partner (South African but now lives in Amsterdam). We have been together ever since and have travelled multiple times back to SA and bought a second home there in Gordons Bay on Harbour Island. I now have been living in Amsterdam full time with him and with residency. I thought about you multiple times since I met my partner and it truly changed my life. I just wanted to let you know that you are well thought of many miles away :) life is indeed unpredictable! So, thanks for the hook up :)
(I've withheld the lady's name)
You just never know when the small gesture has a profound impact!
What a feelgood moment. Wow. !
We also received a sonar scan pic last year with the only words."
Rewind 4monthstoday. Stille Waters and lots of fresh air. "
And then later a precious pic of a baby photoshopped into a sunset taken from the viewing deck.
Lynne, the fact that we share our houses with strangers is actually life changing in every sense of the word.
Hope you get invited to the wedding in Amsterdam !keep us posted
@Lynne Love the story! Had an engagement here at my Airbnb! The gal staying out there texted me when it happened.
I happened to have champagne from my sister’s Engagement party - I ran it out there to them!
Aww what a lovely thing to read @Lynne. It is so nice that your guest wrote to you to let you know, it's amazing that this person will always think of you.
Thank you so much for sharing here in the Community Center. :)
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Amazing love story @Lynne! ❤️
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