Summer 2001 - White Family
Narrated by Avery Monroe
Avery is 22, Gideon is 24
Usually, when something completely changes your life, it disguises itself as something completely ordinary. Like a random phone call in the middle of the afternoon.
It was my doctor's office getting back with me after my routine check up a few weeks before. It was not good news. Apparently, I suffer from a condition that will make it really hard, if not impossible, to have children. I wasn't planning on having any anytime soon, but it was still devastating news.
It was hard to focus on anything, though. The same thoughts kept coming back to me, "I can't have children, I won't have children."
Gideon noticed something was off.
"Avery, we've had a pretty good run, haven't we?"
"Are you listening to me?"
"Of course," I lied.
He sighed, and asked me to stand. I nearly fainted when he dropped on one knee.
I was so shocked. I said yes, of course. A handsome man gets on his knee and says what he said, you say YES!
Part of me was waiting for him to take back the ring.