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.