Two and a half years later:
I set Jordan down and shut the door behind me. As soon as his feet touched the ground, he was off running towards the den calling out for his best friend, Blue. Jordan and Blue were nearly inseparable whenever we were home. From the moment Jordan learned to walk, where ever he wandered Blue was right there by his side.
"Don't run, Jordan." I yelled after him. I heard Blue bark in greeting as he was found. I heard running feet and clicking claws as they headed back my way. I snagged the back of Jordan's shirt as he ran past me. "What did I say about running in the house?" He looked up at me sheepishly, knowing he had broken the rules.
"Sorry, mommy." He said. It was hard to stay mad at him when he looked at me with those big blue eyes. I let go of his shirt to stroke his hair.
"It's okay, baby. I just don't want you to fall and get hurt."
"Okay, mommy. No more running." Blue stood on his back legs with his front legs propped on my thigh so that I would rub his head.
"Why don't you and I go watch a movie while we wait?" I asked Jordan. He got excited.
"Can we watch Batman?" Cody had started watching the Batman cartoons with Jordan when he was home. Jordan was now obsessed. Everything was and had to be Batman. We recently redid his room in what else but a Batman theme. The only thing that wasn't Batman with the blue stuffed hippo that was really out of his reach. Yes, the same hippo that Lexis had brought to him that day. Po as he was called was never too far from Jordan. I kicked off my shoes by the front door.
"Sure, Jordy. Let's go watch some Batman." I followed him and Blue into the den and popped in his current favorite DVD. Jordan, Blue and Po curled up in the armchair that he claimed as his as soon as he was able to climb into it. The only time he sat on the sofa was when he was watching TV with daddy. Jordan always had to sit in daddy's lap when they watched Batman together.
I laid back on the sofa as the familiar theme music started to play. I smiled as I watched Jordan sing-along with the song as he rubbed Blue's head where it lay in his lap. I let my mind drift to thoughts of my family and friends.
Annie and Randy had been married for a couple of years now. They have actually gotten engaged the night of Jordan's first birthday party. They had been married a few months later and that next year welcomed their own child, a beautiful little girl named Emma.
Ava and Ted surprised us a few months after Jordan had been born. We were invited to what we all assumed was an everyday barbecue. They had used that as a ruse. Once we got there they sprung it on us that this was actually their wedding. They were married right there on the spot in their own backyard. Ava had confided in me that they were now talking about having a little one of their own.
Becky had announced a temporary leave from the ring early last year only to reveal a few weeks later that her and Dave were expecting a baby. They now had an adorable little boy named Evan. Becky was seriously contemplating not going back to the ring. She seemed to love being a stay at home mommy too much.
Lexis was in a very happy relationship with Phil, better known to the rest of the world as CM Punk. After that day that she came to our house and apologized, she and I had become friends. I had invited her with me and the girls once after I had become close with her. Once Becky and Ava had gotten to know the REAL Lexis away from the shows, they actually liked her a great deal. Now the four of us were the Four Musketeers.
That brought me to Cody's and my parents. Our moms were still as close as they ever were. Our dads now...those two were now the best of friends. Dad had a new golf partner and Dusty had a new buddy to go to sporting events with. It would be nothing for the two of them to jet off across the country just to catch a game. And with both of their connections, they never had trouble getting amazing seats. Dusty had even gotten dad back into wrestling. Dad would never tell us who was his favorite but we were safe in narrowing it down to either Randy or Cody.
I was brought out of my daydreams when Blue barked. Two seconds later we heard a car door shut. Jordan jumped out of his chair.
"Mommy, is it Daddy?" He asked, the excitement literarily vibrating out of him. I glanced at the clock. He was right on time.
"Yeah, baby. I think it is." He jumped up and down, excited.
"I can give him the present?" I plopped him up on the sofa to tie his, what else, Batman shoes.
"Yes, Jordan. You can give it to him." I grabbed the small thin box off the table as I heard the door open.
"Hey? Is anyone home?" Cody called out.
"Here you go, Jordan." I handed him the box as he slid out of the chair. "We're in here, Code." I called out. Again, as soon as Jordan's feet touch the floor, he took off running. I stood up. "No running!" I just let my voice fade is he just kept running anyway. Cody appeared in the doorway just as Jordan got there. He dropped his bag and scooped Jordan up in his arms.
"Hey, buddy." Cody said as little arms snaked around his neck holding him tight.
"I missed you, daddy." Jordan said softly, making me smile.
"I missed you too, Jordan." Jordan lifted his head.
"You miss mommy too?" He asked. Cody smiled at me.
"Of course. I always miss mommy." He noticed the box in Jordan's hand. "What'cha got there, Jord?" He said, tapping the lid.
"Present for you."
"For me?" Jordan nodded with a little grin.
"It's from mommy." Cody set him down. This time Jordan walked over to me. I didn't hesitate to lift him up in my arms, cuddling him close.
"What's the occasion?"
"No certain occasion. Just an I love you gift. Is that reason enough?" I asked.
"That's always reason enough." I rubbed Jordan's back as Cody untied the little bow and opened the top. I saw a look of surprise on his face. "Is this what I think it is?" He asked. I nodded as I started to tear up. "Are you sure?" I nodded again. Cody's smile got huge as he sets the positive pregnancy test on the side table and took me and Jordan into his arms. He kissed me softly.
"Maybe we can have your little girl this time." I said softly.
"Only if she's just like you, Georgie." He laid a hand on Jordan's back as he kissed me again. "I love you, sweetness."
"I love you too, baby." I stroked his cheek. "Perfect?" He smiled and kissed me again.
"Yeah," he smiled at Jordan and then back at me, love shining brightly in his eyes, "everything's perfect."
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Till next time...Love, =^.^=