I looked at my watch last Friday night: 8:30. I thought, "It's 7:30 in the morning in Thailand...and I miss my parents terribly. They've already been up for a couple of hours because of seminary - I think I'll give them a call." On the fourth ring, I realized it was Saturday morning in Thailand - Amber didn't have seminary. I then knew it was a little early to be calling them.
I heard my mom's tired voice pick up the phone. "Hello, sweetie." she said.
"Oh, mom - I just realized it's Saturday for you...I hope I didn't wake you up."
"That's alright," she said. Darn - I did wake her up. "You're worth it," she added
"How did your night go?" I asked. She then told me that they had gotten very little sleep all night with so many calls from the missionaries and a guard ringing their doorbell at 2:00 am because their front gate was unlocked. But, she talked to me with a smile in her voice - and I really knew she was glad that I called.
I am such an unhappy person in the mornings...if McKenzie came into my room earlier than expected and woke me from my sleep, I know I wouldn't say, "That's alright. You're worth it." I would probably just point my finger at the door and say, "Go back to bed." I still have so much to learn from my mom......