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When Tyson told me he was getting traded to Toronto. I didn’t know what to think. He loved being here in Colorado. We met here, he proposed to me here. We were building a life here. I haven’t even been able to tell Tyson that I’m pregnant with his baby yet.
Now we are at the airport to go to Toronto to look at a place to stay. I look down at mine and Tyson’ hands that were sitting on my lap.
“Babe are you alright?” I look up and see Tyson looking at me.
“Yeah, why wouldn’t I be?”
“You just have been a little quiet today the all.” He leaned over and kissed the side of my head and went back reading whatever he was reading on his phone.
I have thought about didn’t ways to tell Tyson about the baby. I thought about telling him once we find a place in Toronto but that’s if we find a place.
I was surprised that the first house Tyson and I looked at was the one that we fell in love with. We didn’t have to look anymore.
We went out the next day to look for things for our new house. Tyson wanted to go into this sports store that had some Maple Leafs shirts. He wanted to get a couple for family. I was looking around. And saw a little t-shirt that said ‘new teammate coming’ I can put 2020 on it and give it to Tyson. I looked around to see where my husband was and I saw he was on the other side of the store so I grabbed the shirt and to pay for it.
The next day I went to get 2020 on the shirt and I was going to surprise Tyson tonight.
I walked into our house and I see candles all around the house. I was in a little more, I see Tyson standing there with a bottle of wine and dinner on the floor because we still don’t have a table we don’t have anything.
“What is all this?”
“I thought we could celebrate our new place.” He poured some wine and a plastic cup and walked over to me. I looked a the cup and smiled. I took the cup but I didn’t take a sip.
“I thought we could celebrate too.” I took out the bag that had the t-shirt inside. “Here,” I handed the bag to him.
“What is this?”
“Just open it.” I sent my drink down on the kitchen counter. I look over at Tyson who was already holding up the t-shirt.
“Wait are you?” He looked back at the shirt and back to me. “Are we having a baby?” I nod my head. I tear went down my face when I saw the smile on his face.
He ran up to me and picked me up and spun me around. Our laughter filled our empty house. He down on his knees in front of me and placed his hands on my stomach.
“Hi baby,” I laughed.
I have been holding off on moving all my things to Toronto. My Brother and his wife just had their third baby an I wanted to be there for them. My sister’s boyfriend just broke up with her and she needed me there. I was holding off moving because my family needed me but my husband needed me in Toronto.
Tyson was in Toronto now because training has started. We talk all this time but there was part of me that didn’t want to leave Colorado. I didn’t want to move somewhere where I didn’t know anyone. I know I would meet all the wives and girlfriends of Tyson’s new teammates.
I knew I waited long enough to go but I finally landed in Toronto. Tyson’s at practice so he won’t be home a for a little while.
Once I got to the house I walked and noticed all the stuff that we bought was already set up. Tyson put everything in its place the house looked really nice it looked like a home. I walked up to the stairs and there was only one door open I looked in there first and I see that it was a crib and some baby stuff. I have been really emotional things past couple weeks so when I saw that Tyson did this I started to cry and not because I’m upset that he did it without me but that he actually went out and bought a crib and didn’t things for our baby. I sat on the floor and went through everything that he got just to see.
“I only got a couple things. I couldn’t help myself.” I looked behind me and see Tyson standing there. I got up and walked over to him and hugged him I haven’t seen him in a couple weeks and I just wanted him to hold me right now.
“You are going to be a great dad you know that?” I smile u at him and kiss his lips.
“Well, you’re going to be a great mom. So I guess I kid is going to have two great parents.” I lean my head on his chest and we just stand there minute just holding each other. “Come on let’s make something to eat.” I follow him down the stairs.
Tyson and I were at the hospital waiting for the doctor to come back in to tell us how our baby is doing. It felt like he was never going to come back in. My hand never left my stomach. I prayed that my baby was okay. I looked over at Tyson and see that he is sitting in the chair next to me with his head in his hands.
The door open and in walked the doctor. Tyson got up and stood by me and held my hand that wasn’t on my stomach.
“I’m sorry to inform you Mr. and Mrs. Barrie-“ That is the only thing I heard the doctor say when I started to cry I lead over to Tyson and he just held me. I lost our baby.
Once we were finished with everything at the hospital Tyson and I went home and just at on our couch and he wrapped his arms around me.
“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry Tyson.” I cried more tears. “I lost our baby.”
“Don’t be sorry Y/N it just wasn’t our time. It will be okay. We have each other.” He kissed the top of my head
*One year later*
Its been a years since Tyson and I lost our baby. People say when you go through something like that it could sometimes end a marriage or bring you guys closer together and it defiantly brought Tyson and me closer together. I don’t think we have been closer.
This past hockey season was rough in the start with Tyson being on a new team and with losing the baby it was just a hard time but his new teammates have been really supportive and been there for us in our darkest times. A group of people that we didn’t really know was there for us when we didn’t them.
“Hey babe,” Tyson walked in with two white balloons. We thought it would be nice to let them go up in the sky for our little one.
“I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” I closed my laptop and walked over to him.
“I know I feel like it was just last week,” I could see the sadness in this eyes. I held up my hand to his face and he leads into my touch.
“I love you, Tyson Barrie. I don’t know what I would ahem done if you weren’t there with me through the whole thing.” I tell in softly. He put him he’d on my shoulder and I could tell that he was crying. I wrapped my arms around him and just held him like he did for me all the times I cried.
“I don’t know what I would have done either without you there for me. During the season was the hardest being away from you. I thought some of the guys would get annoyed with me with the number of times I called you but they all knew that’s what I needed. I just needed you.” He whispered
We went outside in our backyard to let the balloons fly. We stood there for a little bit just the two of us in each other’s arms. We both let the balloons go at the same time and just watched them fly.
We heard the side gate open and look to see it some of Tyson’s teammates walk in.
“What are you guys doing here?” Tyson asked while we walked up to them.
“We know today was probably going to be hard for you both so we thought we could bring some food to have a little cookout and just hang out.” Morgan Rielly spoke up first. “Unless you two want to be alone together then we all understand that!” I saw Tyson look over at me for an answer and I smiled. These guys have been there for us I wouldn’t want to spend it any other way.
“What are you cooking?”