A phone call at 1:08 am is never good, right?
I literally had a wake-up call. Not that I need one, because I am always grateful for everything that is good in my life, and grateful for each new day.
But last night I woke up, thinking I had heard the telephone. I’ve done that before, but it has always been a dream (a vivid dream, nonetheless). But just in case, I glanced over at the phone, and it was lit up… omg… it did ring…
It’s 1:08… omg…
Heart pounding furiously, I reached over and turned on the light. Then I leaped over the bed and grabbed the phone and looked at the display. It was my youngest daughter’s cell phone number. Sheer terror gripped my heart. I feel it even now, as I type this.
I grabbed my glasses from the night stand and in the process tipped over a small vase of flowers. I fell to my knees on the floor and hit #1, and then the “talk” button. An eternity passed before I heard her voice. It was small, and weak. Oh, god…
“Mom”, she said, I’m so sorry!, I just got out of bed and stepped on my phone and it dialed your number. I wasn’t sure if it went through, and I didn’t know what to do.
Absolute relief washed over me, and all I could think was “thankyou, thankyou, thankyou“.
After a brief chat, and laugh, we both went back to our beds.
I was a bit shaken up, but I just laid there and thought “thank you” over and over again, like a chant, or a meditation, and it wasn’t long until I drifted back to sleep. And when I woke up this morning, I said it again.
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a huge amen to that relief. :)
She Who Carries Camera says
That is probably the best way to scare a person to death! The dreaded middle of the night call. Glad it was nothing! A couple of months ago, we actually got a robocall in the middle of the night! Can you believe it! And, of course, you can’t call the number back and give them a piece of your mind! Stunning image!
Phew thank goodness ….thanks for the brush so sweet…
Whew. Phone calls in the night create sheer terror!! Glad all is well!
So glad it was a thank you! thank you! thank you! prayer call. :) Beautiful image!
Beautifully soft image. Wonderful. Glad it was a thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.
Oh my goodness, I know tht feeling well enough that MY heart started beating faster just imagining how u felt. So glad it was a false alarm.
Thank heavens ~ my mind automatically jumps to bad news at that time of night! Glad you had a chat and a giggle too.
I so felt your urgency and can empathize…so many times with the kids all grown and out of the house for years now, I panic if the phone rings late at night. So glad your call turned out to be a mistaken dial. Many times, I’ve said those same words over and over about many things in my life. Great post….and love the photo you shared with your words.
Cheryl M says
Oh my gosh Barb, you had my heart pounding with you right up to the “I dropped my phone and stepped on it”. ROFL I totally agree, thank you, thank you, thank you. Every mother’s nightmare, huh?
And not to forget your photo, it’s absolutely soft and beautiful!
I felt relief reading this! I know the feeling. Glad all is well!
So happy that it was a good prayer last night! You had me scared for a minute there as I read through your post. Thank you! Thank you! Hope the rest of your week is great!
Pieces of Sunshine says
I can imagine your panic giving way to relief – it bring tears to my eyes.
Every mother’s nightmare… I’m always amazed at how quickly women respond to situations like this…we are ready to go at any given moment to defend and protect. So glad all is well!