Life takes so many twists and turns. If you dwelled on the “WHAT IF’S IN LIFE,” one could become sick.
Every once in a while my wife will bring up the first ‘possibly tragic’ incident in our married lives. She did this again on the Mother’s day just past.
She was saying, “It is a miracle I did not drown before our first anniversary, I would never have been a mother or enjoyed family!”
I said YES, and I could have been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for drowning my wife. I could be in prison as an 80 year old man with NO sons and most likely no friends on the outside.
“Oh no,” said she, “No way they would have thought you drowned me?” Of course I would have never drowned my sweetheart. But no one would have known but me. There were no witnesses to the event. Who knows what would have been ruled?
We went to a lonely section of an Atlantic beach. We were newlyweds. We were swept out to sea by a Rip Tide. I was a good swimmer, she was not a swimmer. I was fighting the tide and keeping her up. She was worn out from trying. After about 15+ minutes as I was holding her and treading water with the other arm, she became calm and said, “I give up,” and pulled loose from me and started sinking. She had long hair. All I could see was that hair spread out in a big dark circle. Her action stunned me for a second. I reached and grabbed her hair pulled her head up and said, “No you don’t, people will think I brought you out here and drowned you!”
It was tough, but of course we did get back to shore, and now 62+ years later are still above ground and water.
I have always knew, it was her sacrificial nature thinking I cannot make it, save yourself. I could not lose a treasure! After all I was a Marine. ;-)
I feel sorry for people who live the:
I should have!
Why didn’t I?
We all face death and injury daily on our highways. We should be aware, one swerve by the other guy and..... but not live in fear of it.
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!