the man with the chocolate voice

The call went something like this...

Perry: Hey there! Merry Christmas!

Me: Son, is that you?

Perry: Mom, I can talk to you twice today. Once before we go give service, and once at the end of my day. I have to go study now, but I will call in two hours and you can call me later when it is Christmas morning for you and Christmas night for me, okay?

Me: Okay! That sounds great!

Perry: I love you, Mama.

Me: I love you too, Perry. Talk to you in a couple of hours.

Perry: Okay, talk to you soon.


Of course, we had two wonderful phone calls where he filled us in on all of the terrific experiences he is having in Mombasa, Kenya. We chatted on speakerphone and sometimes more privately before hanging up for the four and a half months until Mothers' Day.

My 5' 10" 120-lb son (he was skinny before leaving for Africa, but is even skinnier now) has what has been referred to in our home as a "chocolate voice". Girls always commented on it, and men and women we attend church with have told him how distinctive his deep voice is.

I might have a few bags of chocolate on my kitchen counter, but I tasted the best kind of chocolate today when I got to speak with my boy. Life is good.


Connie | December 25, 2008 at 8:43 PM

It really is a merry Christmas when a mother can talk to her missionary son. So glad you had a good visit with Perrry.

Anonymous | December 25, 2008 at 9:45 PM

Congrats on getting to talk to your son! Getting to talk to my family on my mission is a great memory - nothing like really talking to mom after a while.

April | December 25, 2008 at 10:06 PM

I am soooooo jealous! We don't get to talk to our son until tomorrow morning! Nothing like being half a world away!

Heidi | December 25, 2008 at 10:09 PM

Yay for you! I love the chocolate voice tag. Ummm--yummm! Thanks, also, for your lone and solo comment on my bloggers annex post. Santa lovers unite!

Emily | December 25, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Cute cousin Perry. I'm so glad that you and the fam had a good conversation with per bear! I love that he has a chocolate voice.

Mrs4444 | December 26, 2008 at 1:47 PM

It is so weird to think of you being old enough to have an adult son. Which is funny, because I, too, am old enough to have an adult son. Isn't it strange? Anyway, glad you got that gift yesterday, and I hope the days to Mother's Day fly by. Happy New Year!! :)

Linde | December 26, 2008 at 9:57 PM

That is great! What a fun Christmas present!!

charrette | December 27, 2008 at 3:06 PM

How did you not CRY. I just about did, just reading it here. I love that chocolate voiced boy too. Great description!

Little GrumpyAngel | December 28, 2008 at 6:13 PM

I miss coming over here! I 'm glad your Christmas included a phone conversation with a certain chocolate voiced gentleman :-) That makes me so happy for you I feel tearful. I'm weird.

LisAway | December 29, 2008 at 10:42 AM

I'm listening to today's Musical Monday's song and I must say that you have a rather chocolatey singing voice, Kazzy! :)

So happy you could hear the tasty tones of your son's voice. Three times, even! :)

Anonymous | January 11, 2009 at 4:01 PM

No one dared tell him that he had an accent...I think his chocolate voice was a little bit more milky this time