A strange thing happened today. I let go of my fears and worries on to my mother over the phone tonight. She and I were both sleepy and really it was my fault I phoned her so late.
I told her how different it feels to be home here than home there.
I explained to her that rent prices here in Austin, for a single bedroom, is at or around $750++++.
She told me that her and my father pay that much for mortgage for the house my sister and I grew up in. The same house my parents are enjoying about 35 years of marriage in.
I expressed my concerns, my worries, and my sadness for it all.
You know what my mom did? She consoled me.
“Everything is going to be okay, Melissa. I know it’s hard but if you want this you have to keep looking, pray, and something will come up. Just pray, mija.”
I love her so much.