I don't think I've ever been so relieved to hear another persons voice on the phone in my life. I've been super worried about someone for weeks. It's hard enough being far away from someone you love and care about, especially when they are thousands of miles away. You cherish every second that you get to communicate with that person. My contact with this person dropped off the face of the earth two weeks ago, and I went through every emotion imaginable. I was worried, sad, angry, confused, you name an emotion, I felt it.
I just got off the phone with them, and I honestly feel like the biggest weight ever has been lifted off of my shoulders. Then at the same time, I'm still so worried for and about them. They explained the reason for the communication hault. It is terrifying; something I could never imagine going through, and would never wish upon my worst enemy. Being so far away, I just wish I could do something. I just feel helpless. I want to be there for them so bady it hurts. I want to comfort them, and make them know that everything is alright.
They were worried that I would be mad at them for not talking to me, but I pride myself in being a pretty understanding person. Then when they explained what happened, it would be physically impossible for me not to understand. Like I said earlier, I was just so ridiculously happy to hear their voice, and know that they are okay, despite what they're going through.
I honestly feel horrible for even being mad at them for even a second. I guess the point of this post is to signify a shift in mood finally, and share my relief with all of you. Also, I just want to mention how important it is not to jump to conclusions. No matter how crazy things get, if you really care about someone, give them the benefit of the doubt. This world is a crazy place, you never know what can happen from one day to the next.
So my Challenge for you: Think before you react, and cherish all the time you get with the ones you love and care for.
Lindsey. Twenty-Five. Currently pursuing a degree in Professional Writing & Film Studies.