A single mom and a lonely marine
I was working for a major insurance company. I was a single mom to my six year old son. I made too much money to get help with health insurance or food like the other single mothers I knew. The only way to make ends meet and keep my child in a good school was to work 60+ hours a week. The hardest part of that was taking time away from my beautiful son, Warren.
I was really careful when dating. I had pretty much given up on any sort of serious romance. I spent my free time running or in the gym instead, only going on an occasional date when Warren was staying over at a friend’s house or went on weekend visits to his grandparents.
In an effort to save money, I switched phone carriers and also my number. I was constantly getting text messages or phone calls asking for the previous owner. I would politely tell them they had the wrong number. I got a text message from this one person insisting that he knew me. I knew he didn’t and we continued sending text messages out of boredom. I told him I was certain that we hadn’t met since I was located in TN and he was in NC. I told him to manifest a tale of how we met. He said I seemed much more imaginitive than he was so I should do it. The tale I manifested for our meeting was this: “I was driving through your town in NC and the serpentine belt broke on my car, you had to help me get it fixed”.
After a couple of months, we had become pretty good friends, he invited me to come for a visit. The first time I came to visit him, the serpentine belt actually did break on my car! He had to help me get the car towed and serviced. He turned out to not only be my manifested chivalrous hero, but also the love of my life. He is the most hard working, caring person I know. We have been through deployments, death, job changes, moves to different states, and so much more. I can honestly say, I love him more now than I ever have.
Now, I am blessed to have two houses, ten horses (including a white one named Paladin), a brand new car, an amazing family and I don’t have to work. I can spend all my time taking care of my family, supporting their goals, and volunteering at the fire department and animal shelter. I sometimes tell this tale whenever a person asks us how we met. My husband always responds the same way “She should have said she won the lottery instead”.