Picture this one...it's 12:10 AM, Tom's snoring, I'm sleeping; when were suddenly awakened by the sound of the phone ringing. Immediately, it's the worst possible thought, why else would anyone call at 12:10 am on a Tuesdaynight/Wednesday morning. My heart is beating out of my chest. It's Katie.....our long lost daughter who will manage to come home for groceries and because she misses see her goats and dogs.
"DAD , let me talk to Megan"....
Tom, "HUH, what's wrong..."
Katie, "Nothing, I need to talk to Megan for a minute"
Tom, "She's sleeping"
Katie, " I know, I just need to talk to her"
Dad hands the phone to mom, mom stumbles her way through the house in the dark to find Megan.
Katie, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEGAN"
Megan, with big sleepy smile "Ahhhhhhhllllllll, Thanks Katie (mom's eye's fill with tears).
and here's how the conversation ended....(tisssue please)
Katie, " I set my alarm to wake up to call, I just wanted to be the first one to wish her Happy Birthday!
...just one call, just one sentence.
HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY, MEGAN!!!!!