Friday, August 27, 2010


I just accidentally erased a message from my son I've been saving in my work voice mail for seven years!

The message was nothing noteworthy - he was calling on a summer afternoon, his boyish voice giving me the events of his day and then telling me how much he loved me.   Everytime I listened to it, I felt my heart lighten. I've forwarded it to myself five times as I've changed offices and positions and must have listened to it well over a hundred times.  And in a moment's carelessness I just erased it. 

Alex' voice has long since matured and I would often listen to the recording and marvel at how the change could have occurred so quickly. 

I knew there would come a day when I wouldn't hear that little-boy voice on the recording, but I know I'll have it forever in my heart.

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1 comment:

Giulia said...

I can relate. I am sorry. xo