When the phone rings unexpectedly in the middle of the night it’s usually bad news. So when my phone rang at 1:42 a.m. this morning I immediately felt apprehensive. Then I checked the caller ID and saw that the call was coming from Mom’s phone. Three things happened at once – I inhaled a small gasp of air, my heart skipped a beat, and several dire scenarios ran thru my mind.
When I answered the phone I was expecting to hear Mom sobbing in pain and telling me she wanted me to take her to the ER. Instead, she announced that the angels sang, the heavens had opened and so had her bowels.
I sat there in stunned silence, processing this unexpected revelation. Then I said, “You called me in the middle of the night just to tell me that???”
“I thought you would want to know,” she said.
Bless her heart. I love her to death.