All the nerves are SHOT

Daily writing prompt
What makes you nervous?

Here I am, sitting on the other end of the phone, waiting for you to pick up, and I get nothing!

My thoughts are getting the best of me, and I think something terrible has happened to you. 

The murder documentaries I watch are getting the best of me!

And now it’s 2 a.m., and you still haven’t picked up the phone. I think I’ve called 20 times, and nothing. Right now, I’m leaning and surviving on the fact that your father and I have raised you well, and we know you’ll make good decisions. However, there are thousands upon thousands of lunatics out in this world, and it’s them I don’t trust.

I don’t know how it happened, but I must have dozed off for a minute; I was awoken by my phone ringing. So I hurried and picked it up, and I heard your sweet angel-like voice saying, “Mom is something wrong? I just woke up and saw that I have a bunch of missed calls”.

My first instinct was to scream, Hallelujah, you are alive and not thrown in a dumpster and left for dead!

Then I snapped back into mom mode and said, “Where the hell have you been all night, young lady”? 

She said; I’m sorry, Mom, I went out to dinner with a bunch of the other NASA interns, and when I returned to the dorms, I showered and went right to sleep. I told her to remember always to text when she arrives home so I know she’s safe.

When my nerves were back cool, calm, and collected, I couldn’t reach my son. I tried calling him throughout the entire day, and I got nothing. So once again, I’m a lunatic on the hunt to find my son.

Finally, at 8:00, I received a message saying, “Hi, Mom; I’m going to call you as soon as I’m done eating dinner with the football team.” When he calls, he tells me that he wasn’t allowed to have his phone all day because they were in intense training, then he had to go right into football practice and then dinner.

So y’all might be thinking I’m a nut case, and you may be right. If there is one thing or, in my case, three things that make me nervous and turns me into a worry wart, it’s my kids.

Their safety is my main concern and will be for the rest of my life. PERIOD

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


56 Replies to “All the nerves are SHOT”

  1. lol…my mom used to do that all the time hen I was in my teens…if I came home at 3AM, she’s still be awake..drove me nuts…she actually stopped doing that afer one morning it was 5AM…I guess I was on my own by then?

  2. It’s all very fine to be the best mother in the world, but there’s a time where you need to realise your job is complete, and it’s time to let them fly on their own (even if they stumble a bit).

  3. My kids are too little for cell phones but I can relate to this. I get like this when I don’t hear from my husband. One time I thought he died in a car crash because it was going on 4am and he still wasn’t home from an 8-hour road trip. Turns out his phone died and he couldn’t charge it.

    1. Yes Hilary our minds automatically go straight to the worst because those things can happen. When your kids get a little older you are going to be just like me. But my kids like that I worry, those little monsters think it’s funny.
      So glad your husband was okay.

  4. Awww, Mama Bear, when you go into lunatic mode again, can you video tape it and post it on Instagram? I think you would get a bunch of likes who could connect! 😱 Yes honey, it sounds like you and your hubby raised your kids right. BTW, where was your hubby when you were going all Friday the 13th? 😝🤣😜

    1. You are a mess! LOLOLOLOL
      His raggedy self was knocked out sleep and had the nerve to be snoring so I left to go in another bedroom so I could worry in peace. LOL

      1. OMG, 🤣😲😂 not surprising, but that is a clear indication that you needed to have your ass somewhere snoring too! 😴 Mama Bear worries, yes, BUT the baby bears are going to be okay. Now, if Larry was somewhere snoring too, you should have poured yourself a glass of wine and watched a good movie until your ass fell asleep! 🤪 Note to Self: Trust God girlfriend. He got them covered, no matter what. 🙏🏼

      2. You ain’t never lied! I should have been knocked out! Larry was sleeping carefree.Everybody was feeling good the next day and I was knocked out feeling a hot ass mess!

      3. And so you RISE, Maya Angelou! Can’t keep a good worrywart down! LOL 😂😜🤣 I think you get the picture, now live it! 👍🏼 You can’t afford to stay a hot mess, but a cool cucumber! 😘 Everything and everybody will be okay! 👌🏼

  5. I understand how you feel, especially since your kids were in high school not that long ago and have recently flown the nest. But as the mother of three kids in their 30s, I had to let go at some point. They start making their own decisions, moving to distant cities to take a job in the field they chose (there is no pain like a child calling to say they can’t come home for Christmas because there’s a big project at work that has to be finished before the end of the year), or marrying a person you don’t entirely approve of (but who may win your heart in a few years), or buying a house on the other side of the country. It hurts like hell, but if you did your job right, you have to trust that they know what they’re doing. I also don’t want to be THAT mother whose kids avoid like the plague because she’s always demanding to know what’s going on and “where have you been, I’ve been calling all weekend….” Sometimes you have to accept it’s none of your business, which is another hurt, but necessary if you’re going to grow up as well. Take care! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!! I can’t imagine them saying they can’t make it for Christmas but one day that will happen to. Life is hard!!!!!!!!!
      It’s hard to let go but very necessary. Thank you.

      1. Yeah think it was more people giving you their advice. Don’t remember you asking for it. I think it’s cool that you have such a close relationship with your kids.

      1. Trust me, you’re not, my kids know that if I haven’t heard from them by a certain time, they will find me knocking on their door and this includes my oldest who is 25.🤣🤣🤣

    1. Thank you! Sometimes. Imay come off as annoying to them. They never tell me that but if I do, I don’t care. LOLOL
      I have to know if I need to call the police. LOL

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