I was talking on the phone yesterday afternoon when I heard a beep indicating another incoming call. The person I was talking to is in the process of adopting a child with Down syndrome and had a lot of questions, so I figured I would get back to whoever had called when we were done.
But I kept getting “beeps”.
Then my cell phone started ringing – it was my Mom: “Is Michelle all right?”
Turns out, there had just been a shooting in College Station, and Mom couldn’t get hold of Michelle on her cell phone (which isn’t a bit unusual). So, I went online, and sure enough there was the story already up on the main page. It wasn’t near where Michelle lives, so I wasn’t TOO worried, but you always hear stories of people being in the wrong place at the wrong time….
I called Michelle, but she didn’t pick up her phone.
So I did the next best thing, and called Rheah – who picked up, and assured me that everyone was OK, nowhere near where all of that had happened, etc.
Mom wanted me to call her back and let her know that everything was OK, so I did.
Then I gave her Rheah’s phone number.
Which is probably why I got a phone call this afternoon from Michelle, letting me know that she isn’t dead.
The “Grandma Gambit” – works every single time…..