“Did I tell you he’s on a two-year leave of absence so that he can complete a mission for our church?”
“No,” she replied.
“He’s been gone about six months. I’m looking forward to Mother’s Day because I get to talk to him on the phone. The only other time I can do that is on Christmas Day,” I explained.
“You’re kidding.” She shrugged. “That must be hard.”
I knew Sarah was putting her response mildly.