The Win of a Lifetime

I haven’t been around much this week because I’ve been on an adventure. A wild, wonderful and fascinating adventure. I entered a contest awhile back and ended up winning the chance to participate in a small group reading with no other than John Edward, the well known medium. I am still in shock!

So yesterday, I took the train into New York City. The contest was sponsored by the Anderson Live television show. They sent a car to pick me up at the train station.

I was then taken to the Belvadere Hotel where I was met by representatives from the show and John Edward. I was one of five winners. We were escorted into a small conference room, where John Edward met up with us shortly after we were seated.

I have to start off by saying that he is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He is funny, personable and put us all at ease immediately. He told us funny stories about his family and some of his readings.

When the reading got started, I ended up being the note taker. He started with a woman across the table from him and she was just so stunned by what he was saying that she forgot to take notes. He would then move on to another person, sometimes bouncing back and forth. I was getting extremely worried that I wasn’t going to be read, but sure enough, it was soon my turn.

Let me tell you, I am an investigator by nature. I am a retired probation officer, along with being a mother (the ultimate detective job!), so I am constantly trying to get two plus two to equal four. There is just no way that I can explain some of the things that John Edward told me. He knew information from when I was five years old. Things that have never been written or documented. He knew that my husband witnessed a fire two days earlier. How would someone investigate that?

At the end of almost two hours spent with John Edward we took a picture, said our goodbyes, left the hotel and went our separate ways. I had some time to kill before the train ride back, so I spent a little time taking pictures, having an early dinner and reflecting on the reading. I then boarded the train on the return trip to my regular, normal life.

Needless to say, I was left with a lot to think about. But mostly, I left with a very open mind. I keep replaying some of the things in my mind and I reviewed the notes that I took, and honestly can’t come up with an explanation. It was certainly an overwhelming and at the same time amazing experience. It was truly the chance of a lifetime and I will be forever grateful that I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate.

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About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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5 Responses to The Win of a Lifetime

  1. mmmarzipan says:

    Awesome experience! Lucky you 🙂

  2. Stacey says:

    Sounds like quite an exciting adventure!

  3. Oh, how interesting! Talk about a chance of a lifetime!!!!! I’m so curious about some of the other things he told you. Were you able to ask him any questions?

    • We were able to ask him questions in the beginning of the group session and at the end. We mostly talked about how he knew he had a talent, what he sees, etc. Most of us tried to stay away from specific questions and just let him tell us. It was more fascinating that way. hahahaha

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