The sun is peaking through the clouds spreading its early morning soft light.
the light fills the room gradually chasing away the shadows and lightening the morning mood. I sit with a warm steaming cup of coffee, slowly sipping, feeling the warmth spread through my tired muscles and achy bones. I sigh and close my eyes enjoying the feeling of warmth and comfort slowly seep through me. My mind begins to wander to a warm cozy peaceful place…. The phone rings!!!
My eyes snap open, my hand jerks spilling coffee on my clean jeans and burning my lip! I groan and roll my eyes and think who the heck is phoning this early? I slip from my comfortable chair, begrudgingly set my coffee cup and day dream aside and head for the phone.
The shrill pierce of the ring staggers loudly through my head, and bounces off the walls of the kitchen the silence is broken, the peace scoots back to the darkened corners.
The phone rings again,I feel the vibration under my hand as my mind wonders back to my coffee cup sitting patiently waiting for me. I sigh and pick up the phone.
“Hello?” I quietly ask
I hear a small sweet but slightly panicky voice on the other end!
" MOM! I can’t find my library book, if i don’t return it today i have to pay for it….! and i forgot my lunch money on the counter?"
I sigh and respond with " Hi sweetie want me to bring it up to the school for you?"
The line is silent for a moment… " Would you? aww mom your the best!! I Love you!!"
I smile and say " i love you too honey, See you soon!"
" Ok mom bye" she responds…I hear a click, and place the phone back in the cradle with a sigh
I turn sigh again and and grab my coat, slip the money into my jean pocket, and begin the search for the missing library book. Unable to find it I head out the door into the cold… knowing full well it is either in her locker or her desk…
The phone rings and a mothers love and work is never quite done! Coffee will wait my baby needs her mom and i willingly and lovely be there for her, even if its a missing library book or forgotten lunch money.