I loved Bryn more than anything else, or so I thought, but as I held baby Arlo, as I reached out with my free hand and took hers, bringing it to my mouth and kissing her knuckles, I felt my love for both of them grow tenfold.
She’d been so strong and brave, a lot more than I ever could’ve been. I was fucking lucky to have her in my life.
“You ready for this… all of this?”
Calm settled deep in me as I heard her ask the question, as I saw her look at me with her soulful, hopeful eyes. “I’ve been ready for this my entire fucking life. But only with you. Only with you.”