Leap of Faith
She can’t believe it. Two visible and looming purple lines appeared before her from the pregnancy test. She wanted to vomit and cry at the same time. She didn’t want this. She didn’t know who to talk to first.
If she called her best friend, she is sure there will be rolling of eyes and a litany of I-told-you-so’s.
What if she called the father? The guy she just met at a coffee shop weeks ago and hooked up with because she was bored. She wasn’t so sure he would be thrilled either.
She picked up her phone, stared at it for a bit and decided to dial a familiar number.
“Mom, are you busy?”
“Yes honey. I am actually making dinner. A couple of friends are dropping by. Why did you call?”
She paused for a second and decided not to tell yet.
“Just wanted to know if I can come by tomorrow.”
“Of course you can come see me tomorrow. You can come see me anytime. Are you ok?”
“I am. I just wanted someone to talk to about a problem.”
“Well, you can also pray if it’s bothering you that much.”
“You know I don’t do that stuff. I am Agnostic, remember?”
Her mother giggled on the other end.
“You can try now! It might give you answers before you come see me.”
“I don’t find that funny. Dad said you used to be Agnostic. But now, all your replies would either include saying a prayer or going to church.”
“They haven’t failed me yet.” She heard her daughter sigh.
“So what made you start believing anyway?”
“Oh darling…because I had you.”
She broke down in tears and stared at the pregnancy test in front of her. “Lord, please let me be ok.” She muttered under her breath.