Met Wife's ex + coincidental firstborn

I was working at a Backpackers in Brighton in late 90's with a plan to go travelling to OZ and NZ late in 98 with 2 friends. I was 25 at the time. Whilst there a couple came to stay at the backpackers - Michelle & Charlie (they had been there before) . Michelle's younger sister Vicki was herself travelling at that time in Oz. Before I left in the September of '97 for Oz Michelle suggested I try and meet up with Vicki and her boyfriend etc - so wrote down a PO box number and thought no more of it, as Oz was such a massive place. Though Vicki had sent a couple of pictures of her trails in Oz and I must admit to remarking to myself that she looked a 'beautiful girl'. So then off we went to Oz - had a great time down the East Coast, as three 25 year old british 'lads' would have. When we got to Townsville we decided to take a couple of days out on Magnetic Island - 'Maggie Island' as the Oz's called it from memory. Only Mini Mokes were allowed there and it was a beautiful place to stay - dont remember the hostel we stayed in but 1 night there armed with a pitcher of VB someone behind picked up that I had mentioned Brighton and he asked if I knew a backapackers there........then if I knew of a girl called Vicki (She had stayed there previously before my time visiting her sister) I told him that I knew her sister Michelle though. Turns out he had been travelling with Vicki - he was the ex - they had split up, Vicki had gone north towards Cairns and he had travelled down south. Thought not much of it at the time - small world etc. Got back to blighty in the feb 98 - and returned to the backpackers in Brighton - Michelle was now working there and guess who came to visit her ? Within 2 weeks we were 'an item' - left the backpackers to live together within 3 months and were married in 2000. So then coincidence no. 2 - My mum passed away in Apr 92. My most special person in my life at that time and I was devestated. Still life goes on and as above I believe fate, coincidence etc all happens for a reason. So a couple of years after Vicki and I were married we discovered that our first child was to be expected in December 2002. We did not want to know the sex and when we found out the expected due date me, my dad and sisters were quietly more than excited - Due date 8/12. Mum's birthday was the 9th. And true to fate our first child - a girl, Bella was born on the 9th. (Although my Mum's name was Anne her nickname at school was Bella) What other name could she have had ?!!
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Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:58:20 +0000Coincidence ID:3287