“You have no idea how much I love you,” I whisper.
“I know Manuel. I love you too so much. I’d die without you,” she admits, kissing my chest. I know that not reconciling with her father weighs heavily on her, but I’ll fix it if it’s the last thing I ever do. Her mother came around pretty quickly once Daisy was born. There was no way she was missing out on her grandchildren.
Gripping her chin, I tip her face up to mine. “I’d die without you too.”
“Let’s pray we never have to find out what that’s like,” she says, yawning.
“Sleep baby girl,” I tell her, as our youngest son’s cries come through the baby monitor. “I’ll get it,” I tell her, but the only answer I get is her light snoring. I kiss her forehead and get out bed, walking into the nursery. James is already back asleep by the time I get to him. I move down the hall and check each room, Daisy, Zeke, Shawn, and Karissa are sound asleep. I do one more check of the house before going back to bed. As soon as I am back in bed, with Adriel tucked up against me, I breathe a sigh of relief.
“Everything okay out there?” Her murmur sounding loud in the silence of the room.
“Everything is perfect,” I reply honestly.
Every day spent with Adriel by my side has been better than the last. Everything I have and everything I am, is because of her. From the moment I saw her, I knew my life would never be the same again. The passion between us burns bright and hot, like a fire that can’t be put out, not that I would want to put it out. I have everything I need right here.