The Day A Spirit Saved My LifeI am going share one of most memorable spirit stories with you it happened to and it is a fact I have not told many people this story as I know I will be labelled crazy and possibly find myself in a straight jacket.
I cant swim I have had in total 3 near death experiences involving water and for this reason I am afraid of the ocean and I dont go swimming.
I was 13 years of age and my best friend and I at the time were not talking we had one of those arguments every 13 year old girl has with their friend. This became a real problem as we were both doing thesame sport (boxin to check out the boys really) but we were the only girls in the group so sport became very unconfortable.
On a beautiful spring day I was on my way to sport and decided to ditch sport and head to the local mall instead. On may to the mall I was walking past the local swimming pool, the water looked crystal clear, I looked around and noticed that as it was not summer yet it was closed and there was no one inside the gates were loocked and the whole place was empty.
as I was wearing my sports gear I who has never known how to swim decided it would be a great idea to climb over the fence and go for dip in the pool.
I climbed over the fence and proceeded with my plan to cool down I felt like a young delinquint, I jumped in the warter and I can still remember the water was warm and welcoming me it gave me everything it promised when I was looking at it from the outside of the fence and at this very moment I got one of my not so brilliant ideas, I decided to try my not so good swimming skills at the deep end I wanted to know if I could tred water I mean how hard could it be right?
I got out of the pool and looked around to make sure I was still alone as not to get cought traspassing, I walked over to the deep end and stood up on the blocks I felt like an athelete, I did something I had always wanted to do stand on those blocks like all the other kids and dive in like a swimming champion, I bent my knees tiltled my head forward and I streatched my arms in the air the water was calling for me Jump Janet, dive I am not that scary. And before I knew I hit the water, tredding water turned out to be alot harder then I thought..
The water was pushing me down if only I could reach the bottom like I did at the shollow end I could feel it dragging me down on him from all sides. I struggled I flapped my arms and kicked my feet I wanted to get closer to the wall if only I could swim to the wall and cling to it I would ok, but the more I struggled the more disorentatied I become got. Which wall was closer? up down, lwft right, nothing made any sense anymore, I could not hold my breath anymore I pushed with my arms and legs but it was all in vain, my lungs burned for more air and before I knew it I had taken a breath. The warm water that felt so welcoming and inviting now felt cold, chilled as it filled my lungs and I could feel the blood pounding behind my eyes, another breath and I was sinking I was all alone there was no life guard no one to save me, the darkness the fear. I knew this would be the end I had nothing left in me to fight anymore. I gave up and let the water take me.
Just when I thought it was over I felt him, I felt the strong hold of his maculine manly arms, he had come to rescue me. He took hold of me and dragged me out of the bottom of the pool and over to the side he lifted me up and carefully, tenderly placed my down, I did not see his face but I will never forget that strong hold that pulled me to safety. I started breathing I coughed up some water I was saved I was alive!!
But there I was now laying down by the side the moster that almost took my life then I sat up as sheer realisation hit me suddendly who was this man that had saved me?? I was alone there was no one there!!! I quickly sat up and looked around the was no one, I was alone just like I was when I entered the pool there was no one there. I stood up and shouted "hello" silence. I grabbed my things walked over to the fence climbed over it and let myself out. But this day every time I think even as I am typing this I am getting goosebupms. A spirit saved my life my guardian angel I am forever greatful.
Fresalatina 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 Jul 13, 2012