"Hello.......Hey Mama"I grunt as I swing my legs over the bed.
she asks, her phone breaking a little between the pause.
"Tashia!! How do I get to your house from this bridge?"
"Mama!! Are you in TEXAS??!!!"I jumped out of my bed--dressed as I came into this world, fumbling through my dresser to find something to mask my post-pregnancy body that over the past couple of weeks has began to shrink a bit.
I cut her off, because I am literally in awe that my mom has hidden this from me. Hidden the fact that she would take it upon herself to drive 10 hours just to see me!!!
"How do I get to your-----"
"Mama, are you really here?"I asked, one leg in a pair of cotton candy colored Terry Shorts.
"Latashia---this bridge is----APRIL FOOL!!!"My mouth dropped and so did my phone and hopes that---right outside my door would stand the woman who gave life to me, to whom it has been more than a year since I'd laid eyes on and gave the biggest hug to. I pause and say,
"That is one cruel joke!"Ladies and gentlemen, I was FOOLED!