She was sweetly appealing as she stood there with her belly plump with new life.
They had agreed to wait until the birth to find out if she was carrying a boy or a girl.
Now as Lily held up the pink jumpsuit embroidered with tiny rose buds she knew her hidden hopes of a girl was out in the open.
Brad held the tiny football toy behind his back and smiled back at her.
They had been lucky and didn’t have to wait a long time to conceive.
Unlike other hopeful parents who spent years in a merry-go-round of doctor’s appointments and medical procedures.
Here were two inspired people whose aspirations of new kind of future were in full view in Lily’s inspirational pregnant figure.
He remembered when the test proved positive and from that infinite moment everything in their lives became more vivid to him with the promise of the wonderful unknown.
Brad loved how Lily was taking such good care of herself.
He saw her strong conviction that she was already a parent from the very beginning.
He knew how to pick the best people in his life, he thought contently to himself.
Now as the due date plucked days rapidly off the calendar Lily’s naps to ease the ache in her back and legs were her everyday staples to keep her focused and on track with her undertaking.
Brad would slip away from work as often as he could to check if she needed anything.
The phone rang. “Yes, that sounds like we are ready to go. I’ll be there shortly.”
They’d agreed on a home birth and as the midwife was making his way to the most amazing event in their lives Brad and Steve hugged each other in excitement.
Lily was too preoccupied with contractions to be thinking about all that lovely money she was getting.
She had chosen two wonderful men for her child’s future unlike the real father who was drinking his future away.