My husband looked at the caller ID. “It’s your mother.” I grabbed the phone and stared at it. I wasn’t going to answer. I wasn’t going to answer because I knew she wanted to wish me a happy mother’s day.
But something compelled me to pick up.
“Lia, happy mother’s day,” she said.
I didn’t want to say it back but I did, “Same to you.”
“Are you getting ready for church?”
“Yes,” I replied.
“Enjoy your day,” she said, before hanging up.