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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sunday Scribblings "Experiment"


Sorry I have tried for the last twenty four hours to post some artist pictures to no avail. I will keep trying! This sunset in Vegas will have to suffice.


This weeks Sunday Scribbling Prompt is " Experiment"


Yesterday when I called Pepper, she was riding the bus to Liquidation World, I could hear the frantic tone in her voice, afraid she’d not arrive before six o’clock closing. She'd just hung up from calling the store. She told me the owner had answered so she plead her case, explaining how she’d just finished work, was attending a dinner and needed to run in to buy a slab cake for her family. Just then I felt this inexplicable feeling rush through my body. The owner kindly responded by telling her if the registers weren’t counted when she got there they’d let her in to buy the cake. When I hung up the phone from hearing that story, a tear trickled down my face. My daughter, an only child for twenty two years, with only me as her security now has a family. I felt elated hearing her say those two words “My Family” it evoked tremendous joy knowing she is now a part of a huge loving entity. This was no longer an experiment of two people living in the same house. It’s officially her family, with a mother, father and many siblings, I couldn't be happier and a bit relieved too!


She arrived at Liquidation World at six-o-five. The owner saw her familiar face and opened the door. She excitedly bought the cake he’d recommended many months previous. She carried two huge buckets of Easter candy the size of ice-cream containers for the two youngest boys, a deluxe bottle of Scotch for her new father-laws birthday and the extra large decadent macaroon Caramel chocolate slab cake for the rest of the family. She stood proudly loaded down with goodies waiting on the podium of the sky train station until Bryan met her after work.


When they arrived at the dinner she handed her father-in- law his gift, he held out his arms and hugged her. He never hugs his children, but one day Pepper took the initiative to just hug him first. An experiment that seems to have paid off!

9 comments:

Lucy said...

THAT experiment better always pay off, or in my opinion the recipient is a shit! As always Sherrie, your love and best wishes for Pepper are so moving and heartfelt. I'm so glad that store owner let her shop. I don't know her new family but i DO know they couldn't have been luckier in their sons choice of wives. Much love to Pepper and to you!

Linda Jacobs said...

What a wonderfully unselfish mom you are! She's sounds like such a great young woman! You done good!

myrtle beached whale said...

Wow, if that cake had been there for several months I am guessing it wasn't that good. Good thing she bought the Scotch to wash it down with.

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Now this is the kind of experiment i love to hear working out!!

Tammy said...

What a loving young woman you raised! My 22yr old has a two year old son and I still can't grasp it all. :) XXOO

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Sorry I've been so absent ... many happy wishes to the newlyweds!! You have a beautiful daughter & son-in-law ... and they have a gorgeous, lovely mom. Sending love to all of you, xx, JP/deb

gautami tripathy said...

Great loving post. Your love shines through!

Refluxing Life

Amarettogirl said...

Your true love not only as a mom but as human comes shining through here!! GREAT post and selfless love for your daughter - she is very fortunate!

tumblewords said...

Don't you just love experiments that work? I do. I'll be smiling all this day.

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