After there was anger and sadness and admonishments and apologies and tears and trembling... after there was baring of souls, then there were his arms around me holding me closer than he ever has. My body trembled, my tears poured from my eyes with fear and loneliness... such intense loneliness while I was right there in his arms.
Softly he said, "Baby, I can feel your heart pounding against my chest."
"I know. I know. Just don't let go. Please don't let go. If you let go, I'm afraid it'll fall out."