It's early morning.
Den is checking his voicemails.
I'm checking my blog before I start school with the boys.
A warm smile flushes his face, while he still has the cellphone up to his ear.
I pivot around in my chair and ask him, "Who is that?"
He continues to smile, but doesn't respond.
I wait quietly, knowing he is still listening to the message.
He pushes some buttons on his phone.
I ask again, "Who was that?"
He says, "Hang on."
I smile and say, "Okay."
He then puts the phone to my ear, and secretively smiles again.
I, anticipating something pretty amazing at this time, can't wait to hear who its from, and what they've said.
He continues to hold it to my ear, obviously wanting to be part of the moment with me.
All of a sudden the message begins.
I'm thinking *Okay...it's Rick blah blah.....don't know who Rick is at all, but thinking he must be giving Den some amazing news.*
I continue to listen, and here is what Rick voicemailed.
"Hey Den, this is Rick *****, uhhhh I have found a DeWalt battery and charger on my job site and I think it may be yours. Give me a holler to verify."
I gently push the phone away, and give the most puzzled and perplexed look I could possibly give another human
Thinking, why in the world would he be that warm and fuzzy about a call like this, and why am I listening to it?
He looks equally as perplexed back at me.
I kind of giggle and say, "Well... you better give him a call."
He says, "Yeah, I will."
However, I can tell he is not happy with my lack of enthusiasm.
I say, "Yeah.....so he seems like an honest and nice guy for calling."
Den responds with blank look, "Yeah, I guess so."
I say, "Who is Rick *****?"
He chuckles, "Rick? Is that the message you heard?"
I say, "Uhhhh yah."
He laughs and says, "Stupid phone!"
Which is when he FINALLY explains the message I was SUPPOSED to hear. It was from a friend, from our church, that he hadn't heard from in years, and he was REALLY touched by it."
Another moment lost, never to be regained.....hehehe