Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Telephone Call

Today was one of those days where I just watched the clock and prayed for 5 pm.  I was clearing my desk and shutting the computer off, when my cell phone rang.  I picked it up and saw Man-child’s face.  Now, a few weeks ago, I would have been in a panic- is something wrong, did something happen, did he need something, do I have to go over there, did somebody hurt my baby.. and the questions could go on and on.  
Inhale... Breath.... 
I answered the phone:

Me:  Hey.

MC:  Hey Ma

Me:   Everything OK

MC:  Yeah.. I just wanted to call you and see how your day went.  (me – getting choked up)

Me:  I’m OK.  Just getting ready to go home.

MC:  Ma.. I just wanted to tell that I really should have listened to you.

Me:   What happen?

MC:  Nothing. It’s just that now I realized that a lot of stuff you told could have helped me and I just wanted to do what I wanted.  Now I have to pay for it.

Me:   (swallow) hmmmmmm

MC:  I mean - I know you went to college and stuff and had to do some of this stuff and I just should have listened. 

Me:   You know I am not going to tell you something that will hurt you or will not benefit you.  

MC:  I know.  Classes were good today. I had a quiz in History but that class is so boring – half of the class went to sleep.  But other than that I am ok.

Me:  Well you only have about 4-5 weeks left in the semester and Thanksgiving will be here very soon.

MC:  I know.. well I am going to let you go so you can get the subway home.  Text me so I’ll know you go home ok.

Me:  I will.. Love you

MC:  Love you more

Can you see me smile  J  


  1. Awww! He's maturing right before your eyes. Gotta be a sweet feeling!

  2. Beautiful...just is growing up...pretty soon he will be a MAN and no longer a child. :)

  3. I'm too choked up to think clearly.

  4. 'Cilla, that's wonderful made my day. :)

  5. That is so sweet and wonderful and that's the young man you raised!

  6. Ok, tearing up over here, can't see the keyboard clearly........ :O)

  7. Awwww...tearing up he is maturing so fast I know you are so proud of him..Baby you did a gooood job of raising a good son...

  8. I likes that. Pat yourself on the back. you done a good job with man-child.

  9. Ka'Lu UnderwoodNovember 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    I have not read one of your posts that has not moved me in some way. What a beautiful exchange! Thank you for sharing your life.

  10. Awww...Look who's growing up!