It has been about thirteen years since my Aunt Eileen passed on. Needless to say, I think about and miss her everyday. One of her biggest regrets was that she wasn't going to see me grow up; it's so heart breaking.
In December, my school held a Winter Formal before the Winter Holidays began. This was a pretty big deal for my school because it was like a winter prom; everyone dressed up and all of that "good" stuff. That evening when I was getting ready, all I could think about was my Aunt and how she would've been helping me get ready instead of my brother who was getting ready himself. My date arrived a little early; this made the thoughts about my Aunt even stronger and even started to make me a little depressed thinking about how she wasn't there to meet my date.
As all these sad thoughts ran through my head, the phone rang. I answered and what the lady at the other end said kind of made me wonder. She said, "Is this the Garrick residence? I was told by a lady named Eileen to phone here..." I was shocked! How coincidental was that?! I told the lady that we don't know anyone by the name of Eileen here (no one in this world anyway) but she kept on insisting. I told her that if this Eileen person called again to tell her to just call here herself. Boy did I set myself up.
I hung up the phone and put the finishing touches on my hair. We were about to head out when the phone rang again. I was tempted to just let it ring and leave, but something told me to answer. I picked the phone a little reluctantly and said "hello". It was very static-y and almost inaudible. I grew somewhat frustrated and again said hello. After the second hello, I heard it, a voice. It was faint, "Hey! Have fun! Love you!" then the line went dead. I was so shocked! I hung up the phone and grabbed my brother and date and dashed out of there.
That night I had a lot of fun. It was one of the best Winter Formals I went to. I'm thinking it was my Aunt that wanted to make contact with me to cheer me up.
Does anyone have any comments, suggestions or concerns?