I got up as usual at 6 am, no plans for the day. I am going to take it easy, brew myself a pot of tea and sip ever so slowly so that I can enjoy the warmth and the sweet aroma of its scent.
“Knock, knock”, I jumped up and the tea spilled all over my pants. Who could be calling so soon, it wasn’t even 7. I peeped through the shutters and there was my daughter- in-law standing at my door. I could not speak, I tried to but nothing came out. She knocked again and I answered, what’s wrong.
Does anything have to be wrong for me to visit my mother-in-law. I just wanted us to have a day together with each other, I think it would build a level of trust between us.
I asked her if she had anything planned, she said yes, let’s go to the mall. I changed, got my bag and we went on our shopping spree. I could not believe that you can be measured for a bra. I tried clothes on until my feet grew tired. She was so attentive to me. I had a new appreciation for her. What a difference a day makes.
© Norma Bobb-Semple 2015