Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NOT a nightmare phonecall

Last night about midnight, as I was climbing into bed, the phone rang. Turned out it was Bob sweetly wishing me goodnight. We had talked earlier so I wasn't expecting his very loving bedtime call. I panicked when the phone rang and relived answering the phone the night Ruth called from the emergency room bleeding, the night before Mira died. I talked with both Ruth and Chris on the phone in the middle of that terrible night, both of them brave and composed and shaky sounding. Last night nothing terrible happened. I was reminded one more time how sweet and fragile life as we know it is.

3 comments:

Barb said...

That last sentence.. so true.

SeaStar said...

Glad to see you're still reading here Barb. Best to you.

Mary said...

The ringing of a telephone late at night CAN be so scary, especially if one is already asleep....even when it eventually turns out to be a pleasant call.