Standing in front of the dresser Nova twisted the ring around her finger. It was hard to believe it had been a year since Spencer found her family bringing back a little piece of what she thought was lost forever.
She could hear the joyful bubble of her kids playing together in the other room. Lennox had taken to being a big brother well. Always doting on his little sister and brother. She looked at her reflection. She had celebrated her twenty-sixth birthday two days ago. Not bad she though for a mother of three who could literally drop dead any day.
She held her hand up inspecting the ring Spencer had given her a week after Jacek had been born. As always a smile tugged at her lips remembering how sweet his proposal had been. She had said yes, how could she not? He had done so much for her. Given up so much for her. Always in the back of her mind was the image of him and Elara in the garden. Did he love Elara more than her? Did she love him?
The questions went round and round in her head. Most importantly what did she want? Did she love Spencer enough to want to marry him? Did she love him as much or more than Noah? Was she marrying him because it was what she felt she had to do? Out of some sense of gratitude? She had to get some answers before she said I do.
Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.