What more could any mother want?

What more could any mother want?


            Yesterday afternoon around 4:00 pm the phone call finally came:

            “Mom, can your hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me?”

            Skype calls from long distances tend to echo. The call was broken and scratchy but I was able to extract all of the essentials I needed to hear:


  • We are staying in a hotel a couple of blocks from the school
  • It only costs $15 a night
  • It is clean
  • This place is amazing but very poor
  • We are safe


      With that the dreaded, “Mom, I’ve got to go…” came and then click, silence; brief, perhaps only a couple of minutes at most, but like heaven pouring soothing ointment into my troubled mind and heart. Peace returned. I continued sitting on the backyard swing where I had retreated in order to hear her voice more clearly. I wanted to savor every word until they were permanently etched into my memory.

      The day was cool, still, and now perfect: me, my Creator, and my daughter’s voice. What more could any mother want?





About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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