ALL RIGHTS GO TO RACHEL CAINE!
Future look in
"Hey there honey. Would you like some juice?" I ask Raine (who is now 18 months old) and she nods enthusiastically making me laugh a little bit as I pick her up. We walk into the kitchen and just as I open the fridge to grab the bottle with the juice in, a pair of arms wraps around me and Raine making her giggle and me smile as he kisses my neck.
"Morning beautiful" he whispers as he turns my head to face him and he kisses me.
"Ewww" Raine squeals and I and Lewis laugh at her. She is so adorable.
"And how are you, Rainey?" Lewis asks and I smile at the nickname he has given her.
"Peachy" she tells him in her small soft voice. She got that word off of me. Lewis and I had planned on going to the park with Raine today, we thought it would be a great family outing for us; plus Raine loves the swings.
"Right, Misses, you eat your breakfast and then we can go to the park. You okay to help her Lewis?" I ask as I place her down in her highchair and pass her a baby plate full of cut up fruit. A lovely healthy breakfast for my little princess.
"Of course" he beams at me as he sits across from her. She had the same shade of brown hair as Lewis but she had my eyes. Her features were a mixture of both of us but her nose was definitely Lewis'. It was just so perfect. She was perfect in every way. I know it took a great sacrifice for us to have her, but now that she's here neither of us regret it. She means the world to the both of us and I don't think we could live without her or each other. My family means the world to me.
After I was changed and showered I walk downstairs to see Lewis attempting to clean up a fidgeting Raine. She had spilt her orange juice on herself and all over the floor.
"Oh dear. Come on, honey, let's get you cleaned up" I tell her as I pick her up and carry her into her nursery and place her on the floor before I go through her draws and pick out some cute jeans with a flower on the side and a long sleeved red top. As soon as she was dressed I walk downstairs and meet Lewis and together we all leave the house and head to the park. When we get there Raine runs off to the swings with Lewis chasing after her.
I sat down on the bench and watched them happily, well, that was until the air vibrated next to me and David popped out of nowhere. Since Raine was born he's been popping in every now and again to see her and us. It was nice to have David on our side and visit us; he was quite attached to Raine but I have a feeling that was because she called him 'Uncle'.
"Uncle Davy!" Raine shouts as she runs over and David picks her up and swings her round in a circle before sitting back down with Raine on his knee. Lewis come over and joins us and sits down next to me, taking my hand in his.
"You keep getting bigger. You'll soon be all grown up" David tells her and she giggles before jumping into my arms.
"I love you mummy" she tells me with a grin on her face.
"And I love you too" I tell her before look up to see Lewis gazing at me lovingly.
"You're so cute when you do that. You're a great mother Jo" Lewis assures me and I feel the blush that rose up on my cheeks. This is what my life should be like; my daughter and the love of my life is all I need to be happy.
Almost as if to make my life even better Lewis nods to David and he disappears before Lewis kneels in front of me on one knee.
"Joanne Baldwin, love of my life, will you do me the greatest honour of being my wife?" he asks as he presents me with a velvet blue box. Raine takes it from his and opens it up for me to see.
"It's bootiful" she tells me and I must have been grinning manically.
"Lewis Levander Orwell, I will be your wife. A million time yes" I tell him and he stands up before leaning down and giving me a passionate kiss. Raine pouts at him and he kisses her cheek before she gives him the ring and he slides it on my finger.
"I love you so much" I tell him as I stare down at the beautiful diamond silver ring.
"I love you more than you'll ever know" he tells me as he takes Raine from me and helps me up.
"I be a flower girl?" Raine asks and I grin as I tell her yes. She squeals happily as we head home as a family. A proper family. I finally understand that this was meant to be.