Coffee Shop Letters

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Epilogue (edited)

Three years later

It’s been three years since he asked me the big question. To be honest, I wouldn’t trade this life for anything in the world.

I married the man I fell in love with through letters.

We still have our ups and downs, but who doesn’t.

These past three years have been life-changing for the both of us. We had our first child, Reece Matthew Black. He was the spitting image of Xavier. At the age of two, he was quite a handful, but he was also smart.

I was now waiting for Xavier to get home from work to show him the pregnancy test I took earlier today. We were going to be parents to two little ones now.

Even though I was now the official owner of Deb’s Coffee Shop, I stayed home more after having Reece. I made Matty the main manager while I came in from time to time to work on paperwork. Xavier wanted me to hand over my position, but I couldn’t completely part with Deb’s just yet. I have worked there for a while now, but now that I was pregnant, I was going to need even more time off for maternity leave.

Hearing small giggles, I went to check on Reece, who just woke up from his nap. Now that he was up, I could put him into the shirt I had made to announce the pregnancy to Xavier. Perks of having the supplies in your home.

After dressing Reece in his outfit, both of us made our way downstairs to start dinner. Placing Reece in his high chair, I gave him a small snack and went to start dinner. I planned on making Xavier’s favorite meal. I had two hours left before Xavier would be home from work.

I wasn’t nervous this time around telling him I was pregnant as I was the first time. We had found out I was pregnant shortly after our wedding, and I was afraid he wasn’t ready to be a father. Now I was positive he would be just as excited. The love he shows for Reece and I was always there.

I just pulled dinner out of the oven when two arms wrapped around my waist, and a kiss was placed on my cheek.

“Smells amazing in here, babe.”

“Thank you. How was work today?”

“Long. It’s been three years, and I still miss you being my secretary. It’s just not the same. I have yet to find a secretary that actually does their job right.”

“Oh, you’ll live.”

Once in a while, he always liked to tell me how much he misses me at the office. These past few years, he’s been going through a lot of secretaries. No one wants to do their job. He finally got fed up and went to HR telling them he wanted a male hired.

He gave me a pout, but it quickly turned to a smile.

“What’s the occasion for you to make my favorite dinner.”

“Well, it’s a surprise, but you’ll know soon.”

He gave me another pout but left it at that. That’s when Reece decided to grab his dad’s attention and I knew Xavier was about to find out the news.

I watched Xavier as he picked up Reece from his highchair.

“Babe, did you buy him a new outfit?”

“No, I made him a new shirt, why what’s wrong with it?”

He was silent for a few minutes before he looked at me confused.

“Why does his shirt say he’s being promoted to a big brother? Are you,” before he could finish his sentence, I held the test up to show him that we were indeed having another baby.

With the biggest smile on his face, he made his way over to me while still holding Reece. The happiness in his eyes brought happy tears to mine as we were expanding our little family.

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Today we were finding out what we were having as I had just hit twenty weeks. Matt and Rob offered to keep an eye on Reece for us, knowing he wouldn’t sit still in the waiting area.

We’ve been sitting in this waiting area for about thirty minutes now, and Xavier was getting impatient. He has been bouncing his leg up and down since we got here.

Another five minutes passed before we were being called back to an ultrasound room.

“Good afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Black. Are we going to find out the sex of the baby?”

“Yes, please.”

“Let’s hope the baby cooperates with us then. I just need you to lay on the bed over there, Mrs. Black, and raise your shirt.”

The nurse then put the gel on my stomach, warning me that it may be a little cold at first. She then moved the transducer around my belly and moved the screen that now showed our baby on it.

“You two are in luck today. Congratulations, it’s a girl.”

Xavier squeezed my hand, and when I looked over at him, he was staring at the screen with a smile on his face.

We were both hoping for a girl this time around, but if we had another boy, we would be just as happy.

I wouldn’t trade this life for the world and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.

The End

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