Where did I leave you?
I was with Sondra in her off-campus apartment while we ate beignets and discussed parenthood. I didn’t mean to say it! It just happened: “I’ll raise it, then.”
I didn’t know til I said it and saw the look on my sister’s face that that was what she had been waiting for during the whole conversations. She looked so relieved, so happy, I didn’t have the heart to add, “Maybe… let me think about it.” “CHRIS!!!!!” she sighed. “I don’t know how to say how happy I am.”
We agreed that I would come back to New Orleans in time for the baby’s birth. I would save up as much money as I could before then, and then head out west.
So I did. I showed up a week before her due date, and the very next day, as if she’d been waiting for me, Jaime arrived.
Wondering if people actually do that La Maz breathing? Well, they do. I know. I was there.0