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Phone Calls

November 10, 2011
By KandiceMichelle PLATINUM, Stansonburg, North Carolina
KandiceMichelle PLATINUM, Stansonburg, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Yet God has made everything BEAUTIFUL for its own time. He has planted ETERNITY in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end." -Ecclesiastes 3:11

I wait patiently by the phone like I do everyday when I get home from school. I wait like a child waits for her mother to get home from work. I wait by the phone until dinner and eat by the phone. No,I'm not waiting for a call from my husband or boyfriend, I'm only 16. I'm waiting for a phone call from my older cousin in Iraq telling me he is OK.

I sit by the phone, lost in thought, until the phone finally rings.

"Hello?" I say in the phone while I try to contain my excitement.

"Is this my little Carrot Top?" my cousin asks.

"Yes." I say with tears rolling down my cheeks.

"How are you Carrot Top?" he asks laughing through the phone.

"I'm good, how about you Little Ricky?" I ask whipping small tears on my coat sleeve.

"I'm good, I can't talk for long." he says quietly.

"That's OK, it's good to hear from you anyway." I says smiling.

"OK, so how you been?" Little Ricky asks.

"I'm good, I've been worried about you." I reply leaning on my knees.

"Don't worry about me, I'll be fine OK Carrot Top?" he says sincerely.

"OK." I says quietly.

"I've got to go, Carrot Top." he says.

"OK, I love you, Little Ricky." I says choking up over the phone.

"Love you too Carrot Top, and Carrot Top?" he says.

"Yeah?" I ask looking at the blank wall in the living room.

"Be good OK?" he says.

"OK, bye." I say smiling as tears roll down my face.

"Bye, Carrot Top." he says then the phone line goes dead.

The author's comments:
This is a conversation between me and my cousin who is in Iraq right now.

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