Arlene and Dick Hauck have been married for almost 60 years. When they were courting back then, they used to write love letters to each other. There was one letter (from Dick) that sadly got lost. And it was precious too, for it was in that letter that a 21-year-old Dick asked for Arlene’s hand in marriage. He also mentioned in the letter that he’d bought her a ring:
“I got your ring today. I sure hope you will like it. I wish I could have gotten it long ago darling”
It’s quite a miracle that, after all this time, the letter was found! It was discovered by people who were house renovating. And not just any house – it was where Arlene lived when she was a child.
The workers were stripping a wall when they found the letter.
In the video, you see Dick’s emotions coming through when he’s looking at the letter. It’s bound to bring back memories like it was only yesterday.
The chances of finding it where it was found, after such a long time, are next to none – let alone someone caring enough to find the writer to return it.
Maybe the letter was meant to be found exactly when and how it was found. Maybe it’s no miracle – maybe it was destined – a deliberate gift from the past – a beautiful gift.