Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Girl in Texas

I lived in a not so great town in Texas for seven months a few years back while my husband was training for a new job with the Air Force.  One of the few things that got me through those boring months was going to the local YMCA every day to exercise.  I remember day in and day out busting my butt on the elliptical machine and watching the employees traipse around all the equipment and help the elderly people figure out how to properly use the machines.  One girl in particular always drew my attention for some reason and I would always watch her the most.

Fast forward to a year later when I was living in California.  I remember the first time I saw that girl from the Texas YMCA walking outside of the grocery store close to my house in Cali.  I did a double take, got a good look at her, knew it was her, but then her face would transform into someone else's.  I shook it off as just me being tired and continued on with my day.  But then I started to see her everywhere.  Her face would pop up on so many random pedestrians' faces that I thought I was losing my mind.  I eventually gave myself a little credit and knew I was seeing her for a reason.

I sat down at my computer after about the 7th time I saw her face and started researching the old gym I went to in Texas.  I pulled up a full list of their employees and then began googling all of the females' names until I found her.  I was sad to find her name and picture in the obituaries that dated back to the time I first saw her in California.  She was dead.  And I was seeing her all those miles away.

For the life of me I can't figure out why I was seeing her.  Did she come to me because someone sent her?  Was I just seeing an impression of her as a sort of psychic vision?  I don't think I'll ever know the answer.  Either way, I'm sad that she's no longer alive. I'm sad that I couldn't help her.  And I really hope that she's crossed over and finally found the peace that she deserves.

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