Many of have have dealt with something that showed up proof that a higher power exists. Something we experience made us believe that a greater being is at play. For many people in the world, religion gives them an answer so long as you have faith in it. But every once in a while, a random coincidence can also reaffirm that this life we are living is not the end-all, be-all of everything.
For one man, that moment came shortly after his wife Grace passed away. Their 50th wedding anniversary had just passed and Peter Bilello had never missed anyone more in his life than he missed his wife Grace.
They met in Sicily while Peter was back home on a trip. His whole family was from the area, but Peter had immigrated to America to work and send money back home. It was the early 1960’s, right before the wave of new energy that turned into the “Summer of 69′”
Peter’s mother introduced the two of them and insisted that Peter take the beautiful young woman’s hand in marriage. He proceeded to follow her advice and he asked her to marry him. She couldn’t have been more excited to start a new journey with this amazing man!
They moved to Hartford, Connecticut and sired a family of two children and four grandchildren by their 45th wedding anniversary. To commemorate the event, Peter and his wife both signed $1 bills and he placed them in his wallet. He promised to hold onto them forever.
“I put them in my wallet. And I said, ‘These dollars are going to be in my wallet forever,’” he told WTNH News.
A few years later, Peter went through his wallet and realized that the bills were gone. He knew he had no chance of getting them back, so he apologized profusely to his wife.
Right after their 50th wedding anniversary, Grace succumbed to breast cancer. Peter was absolutely heartbroken and didn’t know how to handle losing the woman he’d spent the vast majority of his entire life with.
Seven months later, Peter experienced something, unlike anything he’d ever heard of. It was a twist of fate that no screenwriter could have written, no novelist could have imagined.
Peter was recently sharing a delicious meal with his granddaughter at the local subway. Both of them missed Grace very much, but when someone dies you can’t just give up enjoying your life. That’s not what they would have wanted, surely. The people in our lives who leave us want us to live productive, happy lives – while still preserving and cherishing their memory, of course.
Grace sent Peter a message that day letting him know that she was just fine. The dollar bill that she signed was laying on the table when he got his change back from him generous tip and Peter couldn’t have been more shocked!
The miraculous discovery completely defies logic. How someone could find the same dollar bill they lost years earlier is beyond statistical comprehension. Clearly, this was a message from Grace to let her husband know how much she still loves him!
Do you believe in messages like this from the people who we have loved and lost? Share your thoughts in the comments!