On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 Annie Schmidt, daughter of Jon Schmidt, famous for his piano playing in the Piano Guys, and Michelle Schmidt, was reported missing. Over the next month, hundreds of people and search dogs embarked on what became an ordeal that gained national attention as the search for her unfolded. This three-part series includes interviews with Annie’s mother -Michelle, the woman who found Lydia’s body – Lydia Mcgranahan, and another participant who was key in helping to find Annie – Marty Newey. This series starts out introducing Annie and Lydia – the woman who found her, and we jump into the inspiration that brought a woman who had no idea who Annie was into the search in the Columbia River Gorge. This second installment takes us further into the search and the inspiration and weaving of events that took place as we talk about the experience with those who were there, including a moment where Annie’s mother hears her daughter speak to her from beyond the grave. Tune in for the rest of the story.
You’ve heard the word Serendipity? The word comes from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip. It is the phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. In the story the three princes regularly discovered pleasant things that they weren’t searching for. Miracles go beyond serendipity. We often beg for miracles, search for miracles, or manifest miracles by our faith. Today’s podcast is about sharing some of those stories and remembering we are surrounded by magic and love.