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Friday, March 11, 2011

3:00 Am Phone Call

Whenever the phone rings at 3 am you know it's not good.





So my phone rings at 3 am and I say out loud "oh no", and then answer it.

From the other end
"Mom... First I'm OK"
"Are you awake enough to have a conversation?" He knows me so well


"Of course" I say and I wait for the news.

I must mention here that my Son is in Hawaii for this job, due to return on Saturday.

"there's been an earthquake in Japan and there is a tsunami coming to Hawaii" "We will be fine we are on the 6th floor and on the other side of the island"



We have a short conversation about what is happening there, and I hear the sound of adrenalin in his voice. He updates me on all the news because I've been asleep and then we say our goodbye's not knowing really what will be happening, but I feel confident he will be safe.

He may be 25 and living on his own, but as his Mom you know
I'm gonna worry
.
Unable to go back to sleep I head downstairs to watch the news, and I check his facebook feed often. Texting every so often for updates. I'm glad to report he and his entire group are all fine.

Although Hawaii did not have a devastating Tsunami I am thankful that they are prepared for such things and have procedures in place. Allen will be returning home on time and all is well. He definitely has as story to tell now.

My heart aches for those in Japan, What a devastating quake and there are no words to express my sadness.

Hoping that the West coast and other areas will be safe from damaging waves, and I can't wait to hug my son's neck.

Here's a link to the news story about the group he is with. He is the Apache Belles, Drill team, Official photographer and was traveling with the drill team for a show in Hawaii (hard life I know).


19 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

How wonderful that he called to let you know he is okay!

Angela said...

They've had lots of prayers. I still get pray list emails from my former church, First Baptist Liberty City. The Warlicks who are members there, are with the Apache Belle group.

shannon i olson said...

oh how scary. We have friends in Masawa Japan, they are all ok. So very devastating. Many prayers for so many effected. So glad your son is alright.....we will always worry.

Attic Rat said...

When I lived in Hawaii, we had a small earthquake and then we were threatened with a tsunami. Very scary stuff.

So glad that your son is okay. I have a friend who has a grandson in Japan and he is fine. THank God!!

I guess your son has a huge hug coming the next time you see him

- Teresa

Gracie's Cottage said...

So glad he's safe...I know what you mean about those phone calls...no matter how old they get!

My heart aches for those in Japan.

Jan

Gresham Barn Sale said...

Margo, so glad he is safe!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Those poor people. Glad to hear that your son and his group are ok. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Nancy @ Ella Elaine said...

My daughter lives on Maui. It was a looong morning. I know what you were feeling as a mother.I just felt like a mama hen who wanted to get her little chick and protect her under my wing. Silly me, God was already there!

TinaTx said...

So glad he is okay - and that he called to let you know he is okay! Doesn't matter how old they are or how long they have been on their own, mom worries! (I've got one living in NY at the moment and I'm happy he is doing what he wants - but it's killing me)
Hugs,
t

Olivia said...

Margo you raised him right "call the mama if you think she is going to be worried"

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy he (and his group) are all fine!

Emily said...

I would still worry too, if our roles were reversed. It's a mother's job, right? Thank goodness he's OK!

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Scary! Glad he is okay!!

Diane Costanza said...

I can't even imagine how you felt when he told you! My son hasn't left home yet and I still worry when he gets on theschool bus in the morning. Thanks goodness he is ok!

Diane

Andi's English Attic said...

Thank goodness he knew HOW to start that 3am call 'first I'm OK'. What a sensible son. Glad he's OK, but join you in sorrow for the people of Japan. xx

Prior said...

My brother, niece, and great nephew live in Hawaii

and I am expecting a Japanese Foreign Exchange student for spring break, flying in Wednesday...haven't heard from the group today. We lived in Japan seven years...so so sad.

Lezlee

Jill said...

So glad to hear he's ok!

Dawn said...

Oh dear Margo, I'm so glad to hear that he is safe. I must say... I adore how he started the conversation - that. is. a. good. boy. :)

Vickie said...

I'm so glad to hear that Allen is home safe and sound. It's NEVER good to get those late night calls! The Lord was definitely watching over that group.

I'm horrified at what has happened in Japan, too. The lives of those who survived have changed forever. It will never be the same. I can only pray for them and be ever so thankful to God for the blessings that He has showered upon me and my family.

{{hugs}} from one mommy to another!

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