I knew that I wasn't likely to keep my wedding dress around forever. I'm kind of attached to it, sure, but there really weren't any good reasons to hold onto it. I didn't want to wear my mom's wedding dress when I was old enough to get married, so it's likely any future daughters won't want to wear mine either. I don't like keeping things that aren't useful or enjoyable (and who can enjoy a wedding dress crammed in the back of the closet in a garment bag?). So I made the decision to sell it.
I listed it in a few places, including my local Craigslist, and then pretty much forgot about it.
A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from a girl we'll call A, inquiring about the dress. She found the listing and was interested, but she wanted to try it on first. And by the way, she inquired, am I by any chance Allie? Because her family has been friends with my in-laws forever, and A's mom thought she recognized me from the picture.
Of course, I told Matt about this, and he told his mom, and we all thought it was CRAZY! Because "forever" is a pretty accurate statement. Matt remembered going to visit A in the hospital when she was born. We invited A's parents to our wedding. Matt's mom and A's mom have known each other for literally, at minimum, a quarter century.
She came over to try on the dress, but ultimately decided to go with another one. That's okay. I thought it would have been cool if she'd bought it — like keeping it in the family! — but I hope she's happy with the dress she chose and that she has a wonderful wedding.
Have you had any "small world" moments lately?