"Thanks Dad, that means the world to me." Sighing, he admitted, "I wish Mom was here. I miss her!"
Chester patted his son's arm. "I know. I do, too. She was a wonderful, loving woman. She had big dreams. I see a lot of you in her."
Lawrence hugged his Father. "I still wish Meredith and Chance could've made it, though!"
Chester frowned. "I know. It was so last minute. Meredith had a brief she had to prepare for & Chance is studying for his SATs."
Lawrence laughed and shook his head. "Well, that makes sense! We'll plan a lunch one day to celebrate with them." Lawrence's eye roved over Sarah. "Well, Dad, enjoy the party. I'm going to go dance with my wife."
Sarah worried. "Are you okay with it? We'd talked about putting it off for a few more years."
"No! I mean yes! I mean I'm okay with it. More than okay with it. A baby! Wow."
Sarah smiled. "I can't wait to tell my Dad..." Her smile crumpled. "Except... I can't call him anymore..." A tear slipped down her cheek. "Sometimes it still doesn't feel like Daddy died."
Lawrence knew how much it hurt. Hugging her, he kissed her forehead. "I still think about my Mom all the time. The pain lessens with time, baby."
Sarah nodded against his chest and let the tears out.
"Are you kidding? I've been looking forward to this for a long time!"
"Yeah. Lots of fun. Kiss me!"
Lawrence chuckled and reached for Sarah.
"OW! Let me go! Let me go!" Sarah stood up abruptly and clutched her belly. "I think it's time!"