I am up because my daughter called with a problem that was upsetting her.
I can remember when I was first married, calling my mom late a night with some of my problems that occured. They seemed major at the time but now I look back on them, they weren't. I just needed some support and a kind word from someone and isn't that what we mothers are for? I can still hear mine tell me that everything would work out and it would be better in the morning.
She was usually right. Things did look better in the light of a new day. And for those few times it didn't she would quietly say, 'Pray and give it time. This too shall soon pass.'
You know earlier today I was feeling as though no one needed me any more. If I died, they would not even realize I was gone. This phone call made me realize I was wrong. They do still need me to calm their fears and talk them there a crisis when it occurs.