“Oh, good. I was so worried. I know you were looking forward to us traveling the world when you retire.”
“We still will. I’ll just delay retirement a couple of years.”
“It will be so much fun. Another baby. I can’t believe it. I’m still in shock.”
“It’ll be great. How should we tell the other kids?”
“Um, I’m not sure if I should say anything, but I only found out when I went to doctor with Jessie yesterday. I realized when we were there that I hadn’t had my period in a while. Anyhow, Jessie is pregnant too.”
“Are you telling me that I am going to be a grandfather and a father again at the same fucking time?” I ask incredulously.
“Yes,” she says laughing. “But you’ll definitely be the sexiest fucking grandfather on the planet.” I can’t help laughing at that. That’s a lot to wrap my head around, but it’s gonna be amazing.
Jessie is our oldest. Her fiancé, Corbin, is a good man. He’ll treat my baby right and that’s really all you can ask for in a son-in-law. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting at a tiny kids table from IKEA having a tea party with my little angels. Journey is also getting married in a double ceremony with her sister. Her fiancé Alister is Corbin’s older brother. Journey and Alister met after Corbin and Jessie started dating about six months ago. These guys worked quickly, but then again so did I, so it’s not like I can say anything about it. When you know, you know. It just made sense for them to share the biggest day of their lives together, or so they said. In two short weeks, my girls are getting married on the beach in Florida with less than a hundred guests in attendance.
To think that twenty years ago, she was just a chart. A chart I couldn’t get out of my mind, then I met her and fell for her instantly. Now, I’d do any damn thing for her and her for me. This marriage is full of give and take. My whole professional career has been about repairing the eyes and curing their ailments but suddenly I was thankful for what brought her to me, because I don’t know how I would have found her otherwise and that didn’t sit well with me and to be honest, it still doesn’t but it is what it is. Talk about irony.
I am just grateful that I get to spend every day with the woman of my dreams and that is something I will never take for granted.