Your chest felt heavy, the words playing over and over in your head.
"I'm sorry Mrs. Gillum, it seems you are unable to conceive." The doctor spoke only moments ago.
Gerald and you have been trying a little over a year to start a family. Each time the test came back negative. Now you know why. Knowing you were never going to be able to have a child broke your heart.
You bit your lip as you looked down at the floor, unable to even show any sort of emotion. Gerald stood up, wrapping his arms around you. He didn't even know what to say, he was probably feeling something along the lines of what you felt.
You slid off the exam table and grabbed your purse off the counter, tossing it over your shoulder. You opened the door and exited the room, Gerald following behind.
You got in the car and threw your bag in back seat. Suddenly, it hit you all at once, you're never going to truly experience being a mother. Gerald got in the drivers seat, not yet starting the car.
You couldn't hold it in anymore, tears began streaming down your cheeks, you brought your hands up to your face. Gerald reached over, tightly wrapping his arms around you.
"It's gonna be okay, we'll get through this." He whispered, petting your hair.
"How?" You cried into this shoulder.
you nodded sitting back in your seat and buckling the safety belt. You wiped a few stray tears from your eyes and stared at the window as Gerald pulled out of the parking lot.
It was going to be hard to get used to the news you received today, but not impossible.