Lori is a friend of mine, who also owns a 17 year old daughter born around the same time as Elizabeth. Lori lives in fear as well.
On Sunday evening I'm watching TV, Krista has been with her friends all day and I get this text message from her that says...
"Guess what I just did ?"
5 words that bring panic to most parents of teenagers, I being no exception. Several words came to mind... tattoo... piercings... ARREST. SO I frantically try calling her... F-R-A-N-T-I-C-A-L-L-Y dialing and dialing and getting nothing but her voice mail. I even frantically dialed her best friend whom I thought she was with.... voice mail.
I finally get a call back from Krista...
"Hi mom!" she says in a cheery voice.
I brace myself for the news... What has my 17 year old done?
"I just played bass guitar for the first time for the Sunday evening worship service at church!"
I slump in my chair...I don't think my heart can take much more of this.