15 October 2008

How Far Back Does This Go?

Meet Robyn and her family.





Now, meet Nicole and her family.





Eight years ago, Robyn went on a study abroad to the Dominican Republic. While there, she met Nicole, a fellow member of her study abroad group.

After their semester together in the DR, they returned home and continued on with their lives, possibly with no thought of ever seeing each other again. Fate wasn't about to allow that, though, for a few years later they were brought together again in Guatemala at their husbands' mission reunion.

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Just over four years ago, I entered the MTC. It was there that I met Cody, a fellow member of my MTC district.

Here's Cody in the MTC.





After nine weeks in the MTC, Cody and I parted ways. He went to Panama, and I went to Honduras.

We reconnected at BYU when we got back, and a year after that we were roommates. It wasn't until last night, however, that we discovered our cosmic brotherhood. (I'm finding all kinds of cosmic relatives lately.)

The realization occurred, as most of my realizations seem to do, at a burger joint. This time it wasn't at Sammy's, though, it was at Burger Supreme.

Over dinner, Cody mentioned that his sister had studied abroad twice. Being naturally curious, I asked him where. He told me she had gone to Spain and to the Dominican Republic. When he mentioned the DR, the cogs started rolling in my brain. I had to know when she had gone. Did she know my sister?

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As I'm sure you've all guessed, Cody's sister is Nicole.

After I found out they studied abroad together, the following basically revealed itself.

Robyn and Nicole:

1. Studied Spanish at BYU.
2. Studied abroad in the Dominican Republic together.
3. Have blonde hair.
4. Married guys that served in the same mission under the same president.
5. Attended their husbands' mission reunion in Guatemala.
5. Enjoy fitness (Nicole teaches fitness classes and Robyn runs a fitness blog).
6. Have two kids, the oldest being a boy and the youngest being a girl.
7. Have brothers that go to BYU and are roommates.

And I don't even know if that's all of it.

The similarities between Robyn and Nicole are enough for me to believe that the two are cosmic twins, which means Cody and I are cosmic brothers.

What other cosmic things are there about this weird roommate/cosmic brother relationship? We spent the rest of the evening trying to find another connection. I should know by now, though, that things like this only appear...

When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars


First Rivers, now Nicole, Robyn, and Cody. Could this be the "dawning of the age of Aquarius?"

8 comments:

Christie said...

I've got one of those. You ready?

Our best friends in Boston were Nathan and Bridget. Turns out that Nathan's brother was the bishop of Josh's sister's ward in Pennsylvania. A few years later, Bridget's Dad moved in next door to Josh's parents and became their best friends.

They are our cosmically connected family, too. It's totally weird how that happens.

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Man, now I'm feeling all left out. There must be a cosmic twin somewhere out there for me, right? Please tell me there is. I feel like without the other cosmic-half of me, I am incomplete. I should send in a missing person report: Have you seen this girl?
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Well, hopefully the real picture would look better. I'll just have to keep looking for her myself. Or maybe it's a boy- that would be even better! cosmic twin, keep waiting!

Do you like how my comment turns into a cry of desperation, and is terribly long? nah, me neither.

Robyn said...

That is really crazy...I had no idea I had a cosmic twin. At least I really liked Nicole...since we're twins and all. That's so funny that we've never made the connection before. This is definitely the dawning of the age of Aquarius!

Julie Mack said...

That really is such a crazy story! And in reference to my own blog, you totally have a place to stay whenever you want to come visit. I actually have a super duper comfortable futon and a couple air mattresses. SO, come on down and we'll party! Also, it's in Washington Heights which is a neighborhood in Manhattan.

Grandma Hand said...

Wow Michael, the dawning of Aquarius and did you know that yesterday and the day before was full moon and this make people go crazy. Maybe I have a twin out their somewhere and that would be awesome. I will start the search.

Kimberly said...

"It's the dawning of the age of aquarius, age of aquariussssssssss...." {{Can you totally picture me singing this and doing the hand moves while standing on the steps of the drama room during PRISM...ha ha!}}

That is such a weird coincidence! Where do you find these people????

Diane said...

Then peace will guide the planets....and looooove will steer the stars.....la la la la. Now that song is stuck in my head. Who knew??? That's pretty funny!