There was a full moon last night and history was made. All 5 of our kids and one daughter-in-law called. It wasn’t my birthday, and way past Mothers Day and as far as I can remember, only one of those kids have a birthday coming up. The only thing I can figure is that my doctor has called them with a bad report of something being wrong with me. As soon as I got off the phone with adult child #5, I immediately began cleaning out drawers, closets and hurriedly began throwing dirty clothes and towels in the wash….if something was soon going to take me out of this world, I certainly didn’t want ladies coming to bring Randy casseroles, only to find my house with dirty laundry and messy closets.
Even this morning, as I am still pondering what was going on yesterday with all the attention, I find myself going over each conversation, looking for any hint of sadness in their voice…but nothing…if they had received some shocking news about my health, there were certainly hiding it well….a little too well, if you ask me.
Randy and I went for mexican food last night and when we were driving home it allowed us to watch the most beautiful full moon. The night was crisp with cool air and just having had great enchiladas and now was comfortably settled in front of our television, it just kept me wondering about the phone calls. I guess you can tell I was having trouble letting this go and wondering what in the heck is happening. Could our kids be really growing up and finding out what it is like to be a parent. Surely not, after all, they are only in their 30’s. I didn’t expect that until they were at least in their 50’s and by then, we would both be on ginko for our memories and wouldn’t have a clue how often they called or didn’t call.
Because Randy knows me quite well, he knows that every time we leave town, I go through the house and get it squeaky clean, just in case someone might come in, should we be in an accident. Maybe he put the kids up to calling to make me wonder, knowing that I would really get on a cleaning streak. Surely even he wouldn’t do that, would he?
Well, whatever the reason, yesterday was fun. It is so great to talk with each one, no matter how often they call. At our age, it doesn’t take a lot to get us excited. Think about it, if watching Wheel of Fortune gets us in a good mood and our blood pressure up, think of the excitement when we get to talk to all of our kids in the same day, for no apparent reason. Just listening to their different personalities shine through as they talk about their jobs, their kids or marriages, it never gets old hearing their voices and listening to what is important to them. We love you guys and look forward to the next full moon when, once again, all 5 kids are aligned with the desire to call.