They Thank Their Lucky Stars

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it,” said wise Thomas Jefferson, implying that luck had nothing to do with his accomplishments. Not everyone would agree. Some of us didn’t have to lift a finger to reap rewards, and others consider themselves “lucky” because they managed to escape a horrendous situation relatively unscathed.

Here, 10 FOFs tell us their versions of LUCK!

I survived a brain aneurysm six years ago.”
Audrey Dawson Benbow

After losing our 1st grandchild, I now am lucky enough to say I have a precious little princess. She is my Princess from Heaven! I’m lucky to have her!!!!”
Dawn Morin Charbonneau

Went 160 miles to Detroit, to hopefully meet Paul Weller’s drummer, Steve White. And, out of ALL the hotels in Detroit, we picked the same one! Met the band, by surprise, in the bar after the gig. Worked out great, as I started to sell lots of vintage drums to Steve and to his brother Alan, who ended up being the drummer of Oasis, one of the biggest bands in the world then.” 
Blair Holben

I met my husband, we’ve been married 29 years and he nursed me through cancer twice.”
Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

Giving birth to my daughter at age 41. She’s nine years old and the most amazing gift from God I could ever ask for.”
Christine Dziegelewski

“My husband ran off with someone else, hehe.”
Pam Jones

Survived a stroke. Lost an eye but can function pretty well.”
Pamela Turner

“Getting pregnant at 38 – he just became an adult.”
Ute Heidenreich

Survived the last crazy ex. Now, very happily single!”
Kathy Cooper

Kissing Elvis in Vegas.”
Susie Paulsen