You Have An Hour To Kill On The Telephone... Who Do You Call And Why?
If I ever find myself with an hour, with nothing to do, my automatic response is to call My Mandy. You see, she is my oldest daughter and she just happens to be my very best friend. I know in the past, it was not the norm for mother's and daughter's to be best friends. But I believe as the times have changed that saying has also.
My Mandy lives alittle over 800 miles from me and if I don't get to talk with her every day, I feel like someone that has caffeine withdrawals. Except that mine are, Mandy withdrawals.
We talk about everything. From how we slept the night before, what we are going to do that day, and everything in between. Now My Mandy works at a very stressful job, so I love being able to be her sounding board. I feel honored that she can call me and just let it all out and then go back to work. That way, I can be praying for her the rest of the day, that whatever has bothered her that morning can get resolved. My Mandy is a very hard worker and great with people. She is very good at telling when something is not quite right.
Now sometimes she will call and she has gone by the bookstore, and she needs to see if I have a book. If not, then she will read the back of the book to me. And, then we decide that of course, we need that one. Sometimes, it is the other way around. I am out and I have found some books and I want to share the back of the book with her.
That is not all though. My Mandy got me hooked on succulents and now when I travel to see her, I find the most interesting places to stop for restroom breaks. Places like, Lowe's and Home Depot. Then I have to call her at work.
Me: "Mandy, do you have this certain type of succulent?"
To which, she replies: "Mother, where are you? You are suppose to be on your way to see me, not shopping!"
Me: "I am on my way, but I had to stop for a restroom break!"
Last time, I think I ended up getting around 25 new plants on my way. It really helps to have alot of space for plants and of course books.
I really don't think that there is anything that I could not share. We are both known to take pictures of plants when we are out shopping and send it to each other. So the cell phone has been a blessing to us.
It is great to have someone that I can share my day with, even if they are miles away. Tears, laughter, just to hear her voice can make me feel better. And when she sings me her funny songs, I can't be happier that she is my very own Mandy.