Outside she heard the taxi cab honk.
Sonja watched the tail lights disappear and wiped away a tear. She knew her baby girl was almost a grown up. Funny how it still felt like she was her little girl!
"You okay, Mom?" Levi asked as he wrapped his arm around her waist and hugged her.
Sonja patted Levi's hand. "Yes, I'm fine, Levi. These are happy tears."
Sonja sighed. "Yes. Work tomorrow. I'm just missing our little girl, that's all."
Alvin wrapped Sonja in a hug and squeezed her playfully. "Are you kidding? One down, 2 to go!" he joked.
Sonja laughed and then patted his cheek. "Oh Alvin," she sighed.
Levi laughed. "No, we're going to get married right away. I love her!"
Veronica made a face. "But how do you know you're going to love her 6 months from now? And how are you going to know if she's a good kisser?"
Levi shrugged. "We just know."
Veronica shook her head and scoffed. "I think that's ridiculous! You're hopeless!" Veronica threw her hands up in the air and stalked out of the room.
Veronica loved the scruffy beard. Feeling bold, she blurt out, "He's going to wait to have sex until he's married!"
He raised his eyebrows. "And you're not?"
Veronica smiled coyly, "Is there anything worth waiting for?"