Who do you call?

Glennon from Momastery posed this question recently:

“Who do you call when your parents are gone? Who do people call who don’t have parents waiting to celebrate every tiny and big thing?”

This question got me thinking.
Hard thinking.
Deep Questioning.

Because I don’t have this luxury of calling my parents. My mom has been gone for more than a year now and my dad… well, it’s complicated.. he’s in assisted living and very far away. The telephone is not easy for him or for me. When I want to share something with my dad, I write it in a short letter and mail it to him (preferably with a picture of at least one of his grandchildren).

So the question remains:

Who do you call when you don’t have parents waiting to celebrate every tiny and big thing?

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Another thing: If you ever wondered what addiction feels like to an addict, you should go read this post, also from Glennon.