I finally finished the arrangement and decorations and I stood appreciating my efforts. All the toys and decorations adorning the room created a child-like feeling and aura that would definitely draw children like magnet.
When I left the office, I had made straight for a toy shop. I bought everything my heart fancied. Buying those things brought hope and joy that I would have a child – my child – who would play with them. Even though I knew that I would not let a room separate me from my child at night, I knew that he or she would grow old enough to own a room like this one.
I had created time to put something on the fire before Richy arrived because he surely had a lot to do at work being a Monday. Richard had called immediately he got my message, asking me thousands of questions and giving loads of instructions like, don’t stress yourself, rest, eat, sleep, etc.
I quickly ran into the kitchen with the fear that the food was already burning and I got there just in time to take it off the gas. I was hungry but too tired to eat so I went to the sitting room to wait for Richard. Immediately I hit the couch, sleep enveloped me. I woke up some minutes later to the touch of Richard’s hand. He kissed my forehead softly and smiled.
“How are you sweetheart?” he asked and I smiled faintly, a bit dizzy. He looked at me closely like he was studying a lab specimen and frowned.
“You look worn out. Did you work up yourself?” he asked. I looked away and narrated all the events of the day from the time the pregnant lady came into my office to the time I fell asleep on the couch. He looked at me and when I was done, he pulled me into his arms, placing my head on his broad chest.
“You know I love you, don’t you?” he asked softly and I nodded. “You know God loves us and knows what is best for us, right?” he asked again and I nodded. “then, you have to believe and know that God sees our desire for children. He has given us children only we cannot see them physically. That we can’t see God does not mean he does not exist but we live by the assurance and believe that we would see him someday. The same applies to this; we cannot see our children physically but we are not barren. Don’t lose hope, honey. God tests married couple in various ways, this is our test, we must pass it. OK love?”
I nodded and held him close. Even in a thousand years – if I am still alive – I would love my richy. He kissed me deeply and held my face in his hands.
“Can I see the room now?” he asked with a smile and I grinned at the thought of what his face would look like when he beheld my mastery. I jumped up and pulled him along like a child would her father. He was flushed when he saw the room. His eyes rotated from my face to the room and around the room in utter disbelief, probably trying to imagine how I did it. He pulled me into his arms and kissed me.
“Well, you should be ready to give birth to a whole football team because children would beg God to be sent here if only to touch these things” he said smiling as he lifted me off the ground into his arms.
“Woah…” I yelled laughing and struggling to leave his arms.
“I am hungry” he said breathlessly.
“Well, there is food in the kitchen”
“The food can wait” he said covering my lips with his.
To be continued