Campbell tucked Kyndall back into the bassinet then looked over at his wife who was sitting on the edge of the bed. He noticed the sad look in her eyes as she watched him.
“What’s wrong, honey?”
He sat down beside her and put his arm around her.
“Sorry for what? You haven’t done anything to be sorry for.”
“I failed you as a wife.”
He was really confused. “What are you talking about?”
“I gave you a daughter.”
“So..? She is a perfect little girl who I love dearly.”
“Don’t you want a son?”
He shook his head. “Not if it means that I lose you.”
The birth of their daughter had revealed a heart condition that had been unknown before. It had caused Abbey’s heart to stop shortly after delivery. Thankfully they had been able to save her, but the doctors had warned them that they may not be so lucky a second time. The two of them had decided not to risk it and took the necessary steps to insure that Abbey would not get pregnant again.
“You and Kyndall are all I need to make me happy. If we decide to expand our family later, there are kids who need a mother like you to love them.”
Abbey gave him a little smile. “You wouldn’t mind adopting?”
He shook his head. “Mom adopted Devin and we all loved him.”
“But he actually was your half-brother.”
“We didn’t know that until after he died though.”
Abbey looked over at their daughter asleep in the bassinet.
“You don’t mind that she’s not a boy?”
Campbell shook his head. “She’s better than a boy. Boys are trouble.”