Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blessing #90 - An Aunt Ruthie Voicemail

I really don't like to talk on the phone, but one person I do talk to on the phone is my Aunt Ruthie. Aunt Ruthie doesn't text, scype, email, or have a cell phone. In fact, Aunt Ruthie is the only person I know that doesn't have call waiting. If you want to talk to Aunt Ruthie you have to call her.

One thing I like about the phone is an Aunt Ruthie voicemail. In July, I blogged about the awesomeness of an Aunt Ruthie breakfast, and an Aunt Ruthie voicemail is just as good (but not as tastey).

All Aunt Ruthie voicemails sound generally the same. (you need to read this with a southern accent to get the full effect.)

"Hi Stephie,
I didn't need anything, and you don't have to worry about calling me back. I was just thinking about you and the boys, and I love you. Hope you have a good day."

Many times, I just listen to the first 10 seconds of a voicemail, and then I delete it. However, I listen to an Aunt Ruthie voicemail twice. The older I get, the more I realize the value of having someone that loves you.

Aunt Ruthie is currently in the hospital, recovering from an accident, and right now, my heart really wants to be with her. Although, the miles separate us, I think I will follow her example and leave her a voicemail today on her answering machine (if she cut it on before she left) just to say "I love you."

**photography by Brandon**


  1. Very good post.  If I had known in time I would have made a copy for your dad & Bro to take to her as they go up.  Love #3s#1

  2. Hope you feel better soon, Aunt Ruthie!