I stand by the door, taking a second to just breathe and observe.
Our whole family is here today to celebrate his fortieth birthday. It’s a milestone, considering the doctors had given him only a year to live – three years ago.
Jasper’s laugh reaches my ears, causing me to smile. He looks radiant – beautiful.
Walking up to him, I kiss the crown of his head.
He looks up, grinning. “Hey, babe. Sit with me?”
I comply. He puts an arm around my shoulders.
Glancing around again, I realize this is perfect.
As laid back as my husband.