Destiny and fate can surprise you in different ways and sometimes it really makes you believe in miracles. At least for this lady it was something really amazing.
Hilary Harris from Eau Claire, Wisconsin had a sibling named Dawn Johnson from their late father. She was looking for her from seven years and one day a woman with the same name moved on the same building.
In 1987, Hilary and her brother Tyler were adopted by Lee and Rochelle Hardy. In 2011, Hilary gave birth to her baby Stella and began to search for her biological parents, but she was in for an unfortunate news, as she found that her father had passed away in 2002.
However, she realized after going through her father’s obituary, that he had two daughters namely Dawn Johnson and Renee Diericks. She initially trying searching via Facebook but it was of no use.
But, in 2017, woman named Dawn Johnson moved next door with her partner, Kurt Casperson. When she got in touch with Dawn through texts and asked her, it turned out she was right – she was indeed her search.
Hilary said: “For me, this is 100 percent fate. I was so sad when I discovered my biological father had passed away. But by meeting Dawn, I feel like I have all the answers I will ever need.
“She’s the missing puzzle piece I have been looking for so many years.
“For me something first clicked in June when I first found out her name was Dawn and she was from Greenwood. My husband and I joked for a few weeks that she was my sister but we didn’t know her last name.
“One day she got a delivery of shingles for her roof and it was addressed to Dawn Johnson, the same name in Wayne’s obituary.
“I began to shake. It was such an intense moment. It was late at night, but I finally got the courage to text her and ask her who her dad was.
“She confirmed it was Wayne.
“I told her we had a lot to talk about and she said, ‘We have the same dad don’t we?’ Ever since then we’ve grown so close.
“When I met my birth mom I thought I would have this tingly feeling and an immediate bond and I didn’t. With Dawn I felt an immediate connection.”
Meanwhile, Dawn was equally excited and happy to finally meet her sibling.
She said: “It’s such a weird coincidence. Of all hundreds of thousands of homes we bought a house that shares a driveway with my sister.
‘I was ecstatic and so was my sister Renee. She couldn’t believe it. They are even planning for a DNA tests confirm things.
Hilary explained: “We would hope to DNA tests soon but we’re in no rush. My brother has met Dawn and said he would have no problem providing his DNA.”