One night I received a call from my daughter's Stepmonster....she is really sweet.
"When is the last time you heard from Eudora Mae?"
"Back before Christmas."
"She is missing."
That wasn't sinking in.
"She was supposed to be in Oklahoma City for a class and she never showed up."
I am still trying to wrap my brain around it. It takes time to sink in.
I heard my voice say something, I have no idea what it was.
"Her boss called DumbAss and now he is freakin' out." DumbAss is her boyfriend that can't seem to keep a job.
Now it hits me....DumbAss is freakin' out....Eudora Mae is missing.
My baby girl is missing. She is 22....but she will always be 4!!
"Have you called the Highway patrol?"
"Have you called the hospitals?"
No but they won't tell you anything any way!! DAMN HIPPA!!!!!!!
"Keep me informed."
I am not good in a crisis....Roy started tellin' how the cops work. If she had been in an accident they contact, "next of kin."
NEXT OF KIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't carry anything that say anything about callin' Roy...'cept everyone knows who we are....my tag says that!! But Eudora Mae has nothing!!! Her Tag is probably expired or in the previous owners name!!!!!!
Deep Breath....be a grown-up!
I called her cell phone....DumbAss answered....He was freakin'....he thought I was Eudora Mae.....I had to be an adult.
"Did she have plenty of gas?"
"Are you certain that she didn't make the class?"
He freaks out....NO!!!
I called the Stepmonster.
"Why does Dumbass have her cell phone if she is the one driving to the city?"
She doesn't know.
"You call the cops and get them to start a missing person's report and to look into Dumbass. He has beat on her in the past."
I had got my shit together.....I was slingin' orders!
She could have wrecked in the rain....and they just didn't know where to look....it happens!
She is the stable child. She should be the oldest....she always was up first and got Edith Anne up and made sure she got on the bus....otherwise Edith Anne would still be in bed when I got home.
I sat down on the couch and planned what to do next....Where could she be?
What will I do with her babies?
Roy was trying to come up with what could have happened...and not anything good.
Do I get in the car drive to Ada?
Do I call the news and demand they show her photo?
My cell phone rings......"Mooooom! What's everyone so freaked out about?"
She was safe at home!
I can handle Junior MoodyBitch....I've had lots of practice!
But closing the lid of the casket on my baby girl.....whole other story!!!