Thursday, March 10, 2011
Writer's Workshop: I Don't Know What To Say
It had been 15 months. 15...long...scary...with-very-little-contact...months. And all I wanted to do was to find that stupid phone and hear his calming voice. Who else could possibly be calling? I work all day...nobody calls me. It had to be him.
Ring! Riiiiinnnng! Rrrrriiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnggggg!!
"Hello!" I practically shouted as I finally, finally put the phone up to my ear.
And there it was. The sweetest sound my ears have ever heard. "Honey. We're in the US." And that was it. I crumpled to the floor at my desk and cried sweet tears of relief, silently listening to my husband breathe American air for the first time in 15 months. Unable to speak anymore. Unable to comprehend what was to come. Unable to put my love, my prayers, my hopes, my fears....my relief into words.
He said "hello".......and the silence has never been so sweet. He said "hello".....and we cried quietly together listening to the others breath.