Pages from the Sequel: I Love You

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As anyone who's ever read a love story knows, the wedding is usually the last chapter of the book. But in a real love story, there's so much more to be told. So much happens in the happily ever after. And that’s what the sequel is for: to tell the story of two people as husband and wife as they live and grow together. So here are pages from our sequel.


We stood at the top of the stairs together. He held his milk cup tightly in the crook of his arm. He had slept later than usual and his nose was still crusty. I swung open the baby gate. He held out his milk to me and then reached for me to hold him. He's been wanting me to carry him up and down the stairs a lot lately. Maybe to conserve his energy for play time. I scooped him up, kissed his cheek, and told him that I love him.

And then he said it.


It might have sounded like baby babble to anyone else, but I knew what he was saying. And my heart burst into a thousand glittery fireworks.

Darcy’s not really putting words together yet. In fact, he's barely talking. He’s got the usual: Mama, Daddy, Nana, no. But he won’t say night-night or bye-bye. I can’t get him to verbally say the word ‘please’ when he signs it. He mostly nods instead of saying yes.

But somehow he says a couple combo words. Maybe it’s because they're basically two syllable words in our house: “Oh no!” and “Oh my!”

And now we can add I love you.

Pages from the Sequel:
Return from Jamaica
The Little Blue House
The Ugly Yellow House
The Flea Episode
The Bathroom Leak
The Dinner Disaster
Baby on Board
The Story of Lucy
The Vanishing Bread
Midnight Dance with Darcy
Nighttime Feedings
Our David & Goliath Moment
Beach Day
I Love You