After I left Courtney’s house I went down to our local Hasting in search of The Polar Express! When Michael was young his family read The Polar Express every year at Christmas. I knew that I wanted to wait to buy him a copy of The Polar Express when I found out that I was pregnant. I found it in the children’s department. Then I went over to the section where they keep the pregnancy books and I sat and read about the road ahead of me. About an hour before Michael would be home I went to the register with The Polar Express and two pregnancy books.
I went home and went into out guest room, which would soon become a nursery. I sat with the book and wrote a letter to the sweet baby growing inside of me. I put the book into a bag with some tissue paper and waited for Michael. When he came home I handed him the bag. He pulled out the book and smiled and said thanks. I told him to open the book. He opened it and started reading. Then he looked up at me when he figured out what he was reading, I will never forget the look on his face. I shook my head yes and smiled at him. And in that minute everything was perfect!