Day Nine: Daily Routine
My daughters and I agreed a few months ago that I would send a text message to both of them every day within a designated time frame. If they don't hear from me, they'll call; if I don't answer, they'll check with each other, then one or both of them will come.
I knew I'd find reassurance in the addition of this safety measure to my daily routine, but it didn't occur to me beforehand that I'd look forward to their brief responses as much as I do. That little text exchange has become a happy connection, a bright spot in each day. They always send a few short words that make me smile.
It's raining hard today. Here's the message I sent (complete with typo):
Good morning! Hope you stay safe and dry today--and hope you can still tread water jist in case. Love you SO much!