I’m so excited to share that I’m now a regular monthly contributor over at Red Tent Living! This month, their theme is, “What If?” Here’s where that prompt took me:
Questions Worth Asking
Growing up, my siblings and I had a narrow summertime wardrobe: pajamas and bathing suits. Our days were spent playing in our backyard pool—Marco Polo, DIY whirlpools, and cannonball contests.These were fun and relaxing days, but life wasn’t all carefree for me.
I learned how to worry at a young age. I still remember one of those backyard pool days when my siblings and I were swimming well into our usual dinnertime. We’d be called out of the pool when Dad came home from work, but he was late that night. Eventually, I hopped out and ran to the open kitchen window to talk to my mom.
“Mom, where’s Dad?” I asked as she prepared dinner. “I don’t know,” she responded casually. “I’m sure he’ll be home any minute,” she added.
My heart sank. What does she mean she doesn’t know? Why would he be late? This doesn’t happen—he’s never THIS late.
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