5:43 All My Life

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Shelby waited at the airport pick up area for Philip. She had left the kids with her dad so she wouldn’t have to keep after them with all these people around. She wanted to see him and make sure he was truly there before telling the kids he was coming home. She didn’t want to break Campbell’s heart if he wasn’t really there.

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She saw him as he came through the door with his bag in his hand. She couldn’t help smiling, and had to hold herself back from running to him. She could see the bruises and he had lost a lot of weight. 

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Philip saw her and smiled. He walked over to her and dropped his bag before pulling her into his arms and kissing her.

Once that was out of the way, Shelby gently touched a bruise on his face.

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“You really are home.”

He nodded and smiled softly. “I am home.”

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Philip looked at the two boys a bit confused. He looked over at Shelby. “Twins?”

She shook her head. “Devin is adopted.”

She explained what had happened to him while the boys played with Kyle.

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She watched as Campbell reached his arms out to Philip and as Philip hugged their son. She couldn’t help smiling as she watched them. This is what she had been waiting a very long time for.

“Let’s go home.”

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