Friday, June 27, 2014

Horrific news


A few years ago my former husband's cousin, Steve,  who was a decent guy and a bit younger than I am, died a tragic death. He was visiting a girlfriend out of town. Her teenage daughter's boyfriend made a terrible scene earlier in the day, and Steve ordered him to leave the premises. 
That night as Steve and his girlfriend were sleeping, the daughter's boyfriend broke in and slashed them with a machete, killing Steve and maiming the woman.

For one whole day, night and the next day, this incident was on my mind. I could not shake it and could not explain why I was thinking about it.
Then, on the five o'clock news, I heard the report. Newscaster announced, "31 year old (my former husband's first and last name) was followed home by two men and stabbed repeatedly. He is being air lifted to the hospital."

My former husband is not 31, so I knew it wasn't him. After his parents divorced, his father remarried a younger woman and they had a son. She wanted the baby named after him. Never mind that he already had a 35 year old son with the same name. The families were alienated and never close. My ex husband's half brother grew up and moved to a neighboring rural town after his parents passed away. I hope and pray that he survives his injuries.

Shocking as both of those incidents are, I am more shocked by the "premonition" I had. Or was it coincidence? Things like this happen to me often. You?

11 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh my, Linda, I'm sorry to hear this tragic news. And how upsetting to have the premonition too. Hugs to you and prayers for him.

Susan said...

Gosh, Linda. Bad karma was in that family. So sorry to hear it.

You know, whenever something is on my mind, which turns into something else, I figure it is kind of like telepathy. The mind has such amazing power. Susan

Mevely317 said...

Goosebumps.
Tho' I never saw the movie, this sounds like '6 Degrees of Separation.'
I'm stunned by the evil that exists out there. Praying this young man survives his injuries.

Merlesworld said...

No I can not tell what's going to happen, sometimes I'm uneasy but I never know why, sometime something happens and I put it down to that but often nothing out of the ordinary happens.
Hope he is alright .
Merle............

Sioux said...

Linda--I've never had a premonition like this, and I must say, I'm glad...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Linda I don't generally believe in coincidences. This really does sound as if it was a premonition of sorts. Wow...

Val said...

That is eerie, but not a coincidence.

I occasionally think about someone, to the point I can't get them out of my mind, and then they call or email me within a few hours. Could be coincidence in my case.

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

We are all connected, and there are no accidents, no coincidences. I know you know this.

Sending love and peace your way, Linda. xo

Tammy said...

Sending best to the young man and that family. Sounds like they've had their share of tragedy! I've had premonitions, too, but not often. Didn't Stephen King say writers have to be a little psychic, or am I imagining that?

Debora said...

I have had similar things happen, though thankfully, not as gruesome. I think heaven is urging us to pray; even if we don't understand why.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Yes, I have had similar things happen. I also dream a lot. Very vivid dreams, some so intense that I will wake crying and the dream will pop into my mind all day long. I always call the person that I dreamed about ..... unless they are already gone.