Unedited and subject to change ~ Forever Us Teaser
I rolled over, gave Ellery a kiss, and told her to go back to sleep. She was exhausted and it was my turn to take care of Julia. Her cries echoed through the baby monitor as I got out of bed and headed towards her bedroom. I turned on the lamp and walked over to her crib. As I looked down at her, she looked up at me and stopped crying. I leaned over, picked her up, and sat down in the rocking chair. I sat and stared at her as she moved her little hands around, cooing and kicking her legs within the blanket that she was wrapped up in.
“You have no idea how much you and your mommy have changed my life,” I whispered as I softly ran my hand across her cheek and slowly rocked back and forth. “I have so many plans for us. I can’t wait to take you to the park and to the beach. I’m going to teach you how to skate, how to ride a bike, and how to swim. You’ll always know how much daddy loves you because you’ll hear and feel it every day. You’ve already rocked my world, baby girl, and I love you so much.”
Julia closed her eyes and folded her little hands. I looked up and saw Ellery standing in the doorway, smiling, as a single tear fell down her cheek.
Copyright 2013 Sandi Lynn