It seemed like Heidi Parker and Ed Savitt were the perfect young couple – they knew after their first date that they were meant to be together. However, despite not being against the relationship, Heidi’s mom, Kay Parker, had a strange feeling about her daughter’s future husband. Her gut was telling her that something was not quite right although she couldn’t put her finger on it. Then, she stumbled upon an old photo that changed everything.
An Old Photo That Changed Everything
With their relationship moving quickly, they got engaged and decided to tie the knot, and both their families and friends were thrilled for the two love birds and very supportive.
All About Heidi
It seemed like Heidi Parker had everything throughout her childhood. Her family was cheerful and happy, going on regular summer vacations, and Heidi was a good student. She played sports and later made a decision to go to college. Way before she first met Ed Savitt, she already started attending New Castle University and was aiming for a double degree in Management and Economics. While Heidi was one of the top students, she couldn’t afford to stay in the costly college dorms anymore, so she needed to go and look for an apartment.
During her first few years in college, Heidi lived in the dorms, but due to financial reasons, she had to look for her own place. Just like most students, she couldn’t afford to live in an apartment alone, so she moved in with a couple of her close friends. After a few years, Heidi had saved enough money to get a small, one-bedroom apartment of her own. Time passed by quickly and, when it was time to move again, she met with her old apartment’s new tenants to hand them the keys. Little did she know that one of the guys she met on that day would become a very important person in her life.
A Beautiful And Quiet Sanctuary
With all the errands and responsibilities related to moving, they did not really get the chance to ask each other’s names and Heidi was also too busy to get to know her old apartment’s two new tenants. They simply went their separate paths after wishing each other luck. Heidi was thrilled to be moving into her new place as her new apartment was everything that she ever wanted – a beautiful and quiet sanctuary that belongs only to her. As time went by, however, Heidi began to feel lonely, having lived never lived alone before. However, she didn’t want new roommates and instead, decided to find love, but she had no idea love had already found her.
An Unexpected Call
A few weeks after Heidi settled in her new apartment, she received an unexpected call from one of the guys she met while moving out of her old place. He said their landlord had given Heidi’s number to them because they wanted to ask her about something. As hilarious as it may seem, the guy couldn’t figure out how Heidi’s old washing machine could be operated. It was an old machine and had its quirks, and there was a special way in getting it started. Heidi knew explaining the whole process over the phone was almost impossible, so she made a decision to drop by the apartment and help the guy out.
Dealing With The Washing Machine
When Heidi finally got to her old apartment, the guy apologized for having her come all the way there just because of some washing machine, explaining that he tried many times to get the machine started but failed to make it work. Heidi told him she didn’t mind coming over and then explained to him what to do exactly. Although it took him a couple of tries, he finally figured out how the machine could be operated. Trying to be polite, the guy offered a cup of coffee to Heidi, which she was glad to accept, and they started talking. The two realized they had a lot of things in common, so they agreed to meet again, this time planning something more fun than just running a washing machine!
Who Is Ed?
This guy Heidi just met was New Castle University student Ed Savitt although at the time, they didn’t know that they attended the same university. Aside from that, they were both aiming for a dual-degree, which was a coincidence, though Ed was studying Psychology and Business unlike Heidi. During their brief talk over coffee, Heidi fell for Ed but it appears Ed was ahead of her. He fell for Heidi as soon as she entered his apartment in order to teach him how the washing machine could be started. The two planned a new date, with a dozen of dates following after that.
Heidi and her mom were always very close to each other, so Heidi didn’t hesitate to share this new development in her life. She told her mom everything about the guy she was dating, Ed Savitt, and Kay was happy for her daughter, being the supportive mother that she was. However, Kay was also aware that Heidi tends to get attached too easily and the mother started to worry about the possibility of her daughter getting hurt in the end. Kay couldn’t stand in the way of Heidi’s happiness, either, so just like any mother, Kay tried to make sure Ed was the right guy for her daughter.
As Heidi and Ed continued dating, the pair couldn’t help but fall deeper in love with each other. They realized they had a lot in common and were happy to share many interests. Soon, the two began doing things that they both loved together like going on skiing and hiking adventures. They both loved sports and disliked art and literature, which meant that aside from having the same interests, they disliked the same things too! They seemed like the perfect match and they soon decided to let their friends know about their relationship and tell them they are dating.
Their New Title
Since Heidi and Ed were both finishing college, their friends started calling the pair “college sweethearts,” a new title that the couple loved. In just months, Heidi and Ed became completely inseparable and spent time together whenever they could, like after all their college-related responsibilities and classes. Time passed by quickly when the pair were together and they didn’t even realize the whole year of college had gone by. The time had come for them to focus on their careers and the future, but the two knew they could go after their dreams together in spite of all the challenges that are ahead of them.
Life After College
After college, Heidi and Ed faced the real world and its challenges, and the couple actually managed to get their lives together pretty quickly. Heidi started working at the Sony Interactive Entertainment as a PR Manager, while Ed went a different route and opened his own independent coffee shop. Throughout all the things that Heidi and Ed went through, they stuck together, supporting each other’s goals, but as they continued to build their careers, the time they spent with each other became less and less. They then decided to look for a place where they can move in together, finally ready to take the next step and settle down together. They had done a lot of work and had saved money for several months, and now, it was time for them to meet each other’s families.
The First Meeting
Heidi and Ed decided to have a dinner party in their apartment and invite their moms, Kay and Fiona. The couple was nervous about this since it would be the first time their moms would meet and the pair wanted things to go well. This moment was important for Heidi and Ed, and also for their families, so the couple carefully planned everything out. When the time came to see how everything turned out, Heidi and Ed saw that their mothers got along quite well and enjoyed the evening as well as the lovely dinner they had shared. Heidi stepped up to tell their mothers that she and Ed were planning to spend their lives together and she said this, “We knew we were going to be together forever.”
Blessing From Mom
Soon after, Heidi and Ed realized there wasn’t anything to be worried about as both of their moms were really happy and thrilled to know each other better. Kay realized that Ed was really in love with Heidi and the two seemed like a perfect match. After Kay gave Ed her blessing, she wished them nothing but happiness and love. When Kay and Fiona got to know each other more, they realized that they both shared similar interests and they all felt like they knew each other already, which was quite a coincidence. Everyone was enjoying the dinner party when the next topic in their conversation made Kay feel there was something odd about her future son-in-law, Ed.
Passion For Sailing
At the party, they realized that Heidi and Ed weren’t the only ones that had things in common and shared quite a few interests, but Kay and Fiona as well. Coincidentally, both ladies had more than two children and enjoyed similar hobbies. When they discovered their passion for sailing, they began sharing stories and adventures with each other. Both families were really fond of the Mediterranean and interestingly, both families also loved to go sailing on holidays. They began sharing stories about their vacations and adventures at sea, but little did they know that they were going to discover something quite unbelievable.
A Favorite Vacation
Kay decided to share the story of a favorite family vacation they had when Heidi was a little girl. When Heidi turned six, their family traveled to Gumbet in Turkey and stayed there for two really memorable weeks. Kay also recalled Heidi becoming friends with a six-year-old boy that was also on a family vacation and the kids even referred to each other as boyfriend and girlfriend after just a few hours. Kay added that the two children held each other’s hands, practically inseparable during that time, but Ed wasn’t quite impressed by this story about Heidi’s past “boyfriend.”
Things In The Past
Ed may not have been very fond of the story, but his mother Fiona appeared to love it. Things got a little strange, though, when Kay mentioned another detail – Heidi’s vacation boyfriend was named Ed as well… quite a coincidence! This seemed too big of a coincidence, but they didn’t investigate it further and instead, took the conversation to another direction as Heidi and Ed revealed their plans. The two wanted to tie the knot before the year ended, and while both moms loved the idea, Kay still felt a little weird after their conversation about little Heidi’s vacation boyfriend Ed.
A Nagging Feeling
Undoubtedly, Kay was happy with Heidi’s choice since Ed seemed like a very nice guy who loved her daughter. The mom had nothing against the two getting married, but she still had a nagging feeling that just wouldn’t leave her. No matter how much Kay tried to shake the feeling off, she couldn’t help but think there was something odd, almost familiar about Ed, her future son-in-law. There was just something about this story which just couldn’t let Kay rest and then, she realized that she could only calm her thoughts after finding out more about Heidi’s vacation boyfriend. She began her little research project, hoping that she would learn more about this long-forgotten boyfriend and his identity.
Getting In Touch With Fiona
Although days have gone by since the family dinner, Kay still couldn’t help but think that something was not right and she even got in touch with Fiona to ask for her help. The moms decided to look further into the situation hoping that they would have more information about six-year-old vacation boyfriend Ed. For the following two weeks, Kay and Fiona continued to talk about their research project. The two ladies searched everywhere that they could to find something. Then one day, while Kay was cleaning the storage room in their house, she accidentally stumbled upon a clue which she and Fiona were looking for.
Searching For Answers
Weddings usually make a lot of clutter which ends up all over the place, and since Heidi and Ed made a decision to tie the knot as soon as possible, the couple needed all the help that they could get. Kay helped them by cleaning out the storage room so that she could provide some extra space. She did not know that an old photo album in the room would finally reveal the truth that she was searching for. Kay later admitted that cleaning out the storage room was just an excuse since she wanted to find the photo album and she was well aware it was hiding somewhere. When Kay finally found the album, she was more than ready to discover the answers that she was looking for.
Twenty Years Ago
As soon as Kay spotted the album, she stopped cleaning the room. She picked the album up, set it down, and began flipping through its dusty pages, feeling like she was finally on the path to uncovering the truth. She was pretty excited to discover who six-year-old vacation boyfriend Ed really was. Kay finally found the photos from their vacation in Gumbet, Turkey and she continued to flip through the pages slowly, focusing on every detail. Then she found a photo which answered all her questions and cleared all the doubts that she had whenever she looked at Ed, her future son-in-law.
An Amazing Discovery
Kay didn’t take a long time to find the old picture of Heidi together with her vacation boyfriend. When Kay saw the photo, she couldn’t believe it – the vacation boyfriend Ed and her future son-in-law Ed were actually the same person! She couldn’t quite wrap her head around the situation – the six-year-old boy her daughter had met years ago was about to become her daughters husband. Kay said, “I was screaming, it was just unreal,” and all of her doubts flew out of the window – without a doubt, Ed was the perfect match for her daughter Heidi.
The Same Ed
Kay continued to look at the pictures, making sure that she wasn’t mistaken, but there was no doubt it was her future son-in-law Ed in those photos. The little boy in the pictures was the same guy who was about to marry Heidi, which was truly an amazing coincidence. Thinking about the family vacation, Kay began remembering other details of the trip, such as all the the fun and adventures they all had together. Kay also remembered Heidi was really happy during that time. Ed was Heidi’s first love and it seemed like he was going to be her last one too.
There were more pictures of Heidi and Ed together in the photo album and Kay saw all of them. In each picture, the two children were always smiling, and even though they probably did not know what love was at six years old, it seems like they were truly meant to be together. There were also some photos that Kay didn’t remember, such as the photo where the kids are wearing bathing suits with big smiles on their faces. Then, Kay realized that there was no one who knew about this and she got really excited to tell the children, but she knew she needed to tell somebody else first!
Kay Told Fiona First
Interestingly, Kay didn’t want Heidi and Ed to be the first to find out about this discovery, and instead, went straight to Ed’s mother, Fiona, who together with her family were also part of this incredible mystery. “Of course I sent it to Fiona. Then loads more photographs came out. None of us had any idea whatsoever that Heidi and Ed had met before university. But during that two-week vacation, they held hands most of the time,” Kay said. Right after Fiona saw the photos, she began recalling details of the trip and realized that the discovery was indeed true. Fiona said, “When Kay sent me the photo of a little boy called Ed I shrieked ‘oh my goodness, that’s Ed!’ it was unbelievable.”
Sharing The Discovery
The time had come to share the pictures with the two main characters in the story, Heidi and Ed. When they saw the pictures of them holding hands many years ago, the couple was absolutely astonished, and Kay’s discovery actually changed everything! Heidi recalled, “When my mom found the first photo of us, she sent it to me, and I was stunned. I actually had to lie down! Ed’s family then dug out their photo album from the same vacation and found about five other photos of us together with our siblings too. It was unbelievable!” Soon after, the entire family found out about the amazing discovery.
Meant To Be Together
The young couple always thought their love story began when Heidi came over in order to teach Ed how the washing machine can be operated but the truth is, the couple knew each other from way back, they simply didn’t realize it. They probably would have never realized it had Heidi’s mother not found the photo album which had the pictures from the two-week vacation which happened decades ago. “It absolutely blows my mind that we could have never found out that we first knew each other all those years ago,” Heidi said. Even after decades, fate brought the two back together and they still felt the unavoidable attraction toward each other. The discovery was like a sign – it confirmed the fact that the couple was meant to be together.
Fate Had A Hand
Heidi didn’t use to believe in fate but this miraculous discovery changed things for her. “I didn’t believe in fate before finding that out, but there’s no arguing with it – we’re clearly meant to be together,” Heidi said. Heidi has had a change in her beliefs, since it is clear that things happen for a reason. Meeting Ed again couldn’t have been just a coincidence – fate clearly brought them together. This discovery removed every doubt Kay had in mind regarding her future son-in-law and the hunch that she had was just a sign that her daughter chose the perfect man for herself.
A Sign Of Doing The Right Thing
Kay firmly believes Heidi and Ed “had a subconscious realization they had shared that time together when they met as adults.” Heidi and Ed, on the other hand, didn’t want to overthink the situation and thought of it like a sign that the couple was doing the right thing. Heidi said in an interview, “From the moment we started dating we were inseparable and knew we were going to be together forever.” It seemed like this was the perfect foundation for marriage, so the couple went on with their plans. Their wedding day came and they happily exchanged vows in front of their families and friends.
Tying The Knot
The two tied the knot at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire in 2017. This place was definitely perfect for their wedding because, the hall had been there for decades, just like their relationship. The wedding party lasted until the early hours of the morning and got so crazy that everybody ended up in the pool by the time the night ended. It was truly a night to remember not just for the couple but also for all their guests. Heidi and Ed’s life together started with a wild party and we now know how long it took for the couple to get at this point in their lives.
A Mother’s Hunch
A mother’s hunch led to this incredible discovery – had Kay not been very persistent in discovering what was bothering her, Heidi and Ed would have never found out about their extraordinary connection. The two are not just an ordinary married couple and deserved to know this. In fact, the photos that Kay found in her storage room brought the couple closer! “It was not just Heidi and Ed who met on that holiday but all of us as well,” Kay commented. “It is just such a lovely, incredible story.” The old, dusty pictures brought the two families together and are proof that the extraordinary stories we see in films can happen in real life as well.
It’s not only Heidi and Ed who found each other – their parents were reunited with old friends as well! Both families were very happy about this development, and Kay and husband Keith are now best friends with Fiona and her husband Jonathan Savitt, enjoying spending time together. The families share their passion for travel and they go on vacations together regularly! Things worked out great for Heidi and Ed, who are happier than what they had imagined. It’s definitely good to be reminded that things like this do happen in real life, especially since Heidi and Ed weren’t the only ones who were brought together by fate.
Another Couple Fate Helped
Karen Lehmann and Dennis Vinar are unexpected pair who were involved in a mystery that was decades old as well. Unlike Heidi and Ed’s story, Karen and Dennis’ was unfortunately a lot more difficult. Karen and Dennis first met back in 1958, when they were in high school. The two were very different but they still fell for each other – Karen was quiet and nerdy, while Dennis was their school’s football superstar. The pair seemed like they walked straight out of a movie.
A Young Couple In Love
In 1960, Karen and Dennis went to prom together and it was the start of their relationship. Dennis gathered enough courage to ask Karen to go to prom with him and she later recalled how the other girls in high school got jealous of her. Things quickly got serious between Karen and Dennis as they became absolutely inseparable. They hoped to be together for the rest of their lives and build a family and a home. Sadly, something happened which stood in their way for many decades.
Karen and Dennis were not as lucky as Heidi and Ed were. At 15 years old, Karen found out that she was pregnant and Dennis made a decision to propose, but sadly, their parents didn’t agree with the marriage, deciding to have the baby adopted. It seemed as if the two would be separated forever and fifty years went by without Karen and Dennis ever communicating again. However, fate brought them back together after five decades.