Listened for a ping on my phone signaling a text.
Listened for that specific ring tone; Red Tea. So fitting for the girl that loves tea.
Listened to a voice filled with excitement as she recounts her day's adventures.
Listened to the stories about people and places on the reservation where they spend their days.
Listened as I heard about others on the summer project with her. Feeling as though I am getting to know them through her voice.
Listened as I heard a part of her heart falling in love with Montana. A part that was left there, to grow, so that she can return to reclaim it.
Listened last night with joy in my heart as that voice shared stories and adventures from the backseat during the three hour ride home from Chicago. Finally, attached to that voice is the presence of my beautiful girl.
*Day 19 topic for the Ali Edward's 31 Things class