"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

She Just Knew

Twenty-two years ago a young woman left a small town in Ohio and ventured West. The whole concept of the West was mysterious and exciting and to this young woman it meant so much. She had grown up loving history and the stories of anything western and dreamed often of living in the West.

The original goal was to head to California, perhaps the Gold Rush was her inspiration, but she stopped in a small town in Nevada, and had arrived to all she dreamed of. She had car troubles, this young woman and in a previous state, she had a mechanic replace the fan belts. By Nevada, the belts were once again causing her trouble and so she stopped at a truckstop/ Mexican restaurant to see if a mechanic could help her.

As she walked into the store everything was surreal, as the ranch across the way had cattle and horses and a tumbleweed blew by as she parked. It was as if her dreams were coming true before her eyes! Inside she asked the clerk if the mechanic could help her. To this day this young woman can replay everything that happened next. The clerk called out "Billy" and out came what can only be described by this woman as the most handsome man on the planet. As Billy the mechanic walked towards her, this young woman who had never waitressed in her life, in an impulse moment asked "oh and are you hiring?"

You see, this young woman knew that this Billy was her destiny. He was to be her husband so she did what she needed to, to guarantee that destiny would be fulfilled. The next day this Billy would ask her the most important question of her life. He would ask her to marry him.

By the way she said yes. Oh and Billy? His father owned the truckstop/ Mexican restaurant, and was the jack of all trades for his dad-

Fortunately for me, that young woman is looking back in joy and to the future in happiness. The west is everything that she dreamed of and more. And Billy? He took her around the world, gave her four lovely children and to date, the best years of her life.

I guess you could say that " That young woman- she just knew." And as an older woman she still knows that this life would be her life and destiny.
Jennifer

10 comments:

JenT said...

That is so romantic. It could be a book!

sharon said...

Ahhhhhhhhh
Sharon

Felinae said...

How exciting and romantic! Thanks for sharing. :) Funny how we girls just know, isn't it?

I've got to get my butt in gear and write something really great for our 20th anniversary coming up on the 16th.

Thanks Jen, you may just have lit the inspiration spark that I needed. :D

Hugs to you and your wonderful Hubby.
~Fel~

Humble wife said...

Jent- it is, it just is being *written*(lived) as we speak-;)!!

Sharon-:)how are you doing?

Humble wife said...

Fel- well thanks for reading:) and yes we do dont we??

I cant wait to read your 20th anniversary post:)

ty and (((hugs))) right back!
Jen

ps your comment must have slipped in as I was responding to the other comments- you are STEALTH!!

Susan said...

Wonderful!!!!

knittykneighbour said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this well written post. =) So wonderful to see where our lives lead us.

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

A-HA! So you picked him up, did you? You wily woman, you!!

: )

Pam said...

So sweet! I know you have written about this before, but this seemed to have a new style to it. Loved it!

Humble wife said...

Susan-ty:)

Knitty-funny that is an incredible thought you wrote...as it is so wonderful to see where our lives lead us!

HB-of course!! LOL I never thought about it that way, but I did need to be there to make this happen:)!!

Pam- yes I have shared how we met before, not this post which I had in my drafts from last June 1 2009...I just changed the years to 22. I reread it yesterday and decided I liked it. It seems I am somewhat attached to Bill and must share-lol:)