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
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