Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Centus: The Number You Have Reached...

After months of battling cancer, she lay in a hospital bed surrounded by family. It was time to say goodby. She took her last breath. Silence filled the room. She was gone...

It's hard to let someone go. After her death, he called her every day to hear her voice. " Hi. Leave me a message." He knew in his heart she would never contact him yet he continued to call.

A month had passed and he dialed her number like he had done before.  Instead of her cheery voice, he heard "the number you have reached is no longer in service." He realized he needed to let her go.

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12 comments:

Nonna Beach said...

Oh, Becky, I have heard so many people who have lost loved ones call and listen to their voices on messages....always loved,never forgotten...moving on is hard but can be done...loved this !!!

Wanderer said...

Oh, my goodness! You riped my heart right out! Well done!

Ames said...

I've felt his pain before!~Ames

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Very powerful. Great post.
xoRobyn

Judie said...

I have a neighbor whose husband's voice is still on the machine. I have a couple of messages on my machine that I can't seem to erase--they've been there for several years.

Good take on the prompt!

Sean Vessey said...

Good story from the heart. Thank you for sharing!

Sue said...

I love this one. So simple and real.

=)

Viki said...

This was sad but so very beautifully written.

cj Schlottman said...

Painful and so beautiful. I and every adult member of our family have saved messages from Clint, so we can hear him whenever we want. It helps. It really does.

A tearful Namaste..............cj

Dazee Dreamer said...

that was so sad. I bet there are people everywhere that do just that. You have hit a tender spot in my. thank you.

The Cello Strings said...

sad, lovely,
it seems real.

Jenny said...

Oh Becky, this was so poignant and tender and sad. And it read so true. Really lovely writing.

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