It took eight months for it to happen, but in one gesture and five words, Mark showed me that he was as committed to our new family as I was.
I was lying in bed getting ready to go asleep (mind you my bedtime is now somewhere around 8:30 or 9pm), when Mark knelt by the edge of the bed. He kissed me good night and then bent over and kissed my tummy. "I love both of you," he said as he tucked us in.
My heart melted in that second. With that I knew without a shadow of a doubt that our family was ready to increase by one. Isn't it amazing how the simplest gestures, the simplest words are the ones that turn your heart upside down?