Shelby was washing the lunch dishes when her phone rang. She checked the ID and answered it with wet hands.
“Philip! Are you okay?”
“I’m okay, baby. I’m sorry I haven’t called. Things have been pretty insane here.”
She was just happy to hear his voice. “I was so worried about you. The only thing that kept me calm this week was my family visiting.”
They talked about the visit for a few minutes before changing the subject.
“How did your doctor appointment go?”
“Everything is going great. Our son is healthy and growing big.”
They talked about the baby and names for their son.
“Baby, I need to go. I am on duty tonight.”
Shelby didn’t want to hang up. She didn’t know how long it would be before she talked to him again. “I love you. Please come home to us.”
“I will, baby. I promise. I love you.”
Shelby looked at the phone after hanging up. She never expected a phone call to be so important to her but it was.
She called her dad to let him know that Philip finally called.