It was more or less expected that as a girl from small town South Dakota I would grow up, attend college, become a nurse or maybe a teacher, and end up living out my life somewhere in the state, but it seems that fate had other plans.
When my first husband graduated from college I followed him to Denver, and from there to the life of a military wife in Germany, where I met my second husband who I accompanied to Georgia and then the Southwest.
My second marriage finally ended in Hobbs, New Mexico, where I met my third husband, a nightmare marriage that I finally escaped in 2006, and in 2008 I met and married Papa Bear, a true knight in shining armor, the man of my dreams.
While many of you are familiar with this story, my life journey has been a long and winding one, beginning with my first marriage when I was nineteen, and eventually leading me all the way to Papa Bear at the age of fifty-three.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that one day I would end up living in Texas, or for that matter experiencing the kind of love I now know is possible and real.
Although I made the choices that eventually led me here, I don’t think any of it was by accident, but rather a twist of fate that was destined to teach me what I needed to know in order to live the life I’m living now and become the person I was always intended to be, and for that I am so very thankful.
This has been a Six Sentence Story, written for Denise’s blog hop at GirlieOnTheEdge. The prompt word we were assigned to use this week was “twist.” Click on the link to read some other great stories, and maybe add one of your own!