12- Birthday to remember

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"I'm just happy that I didn't miss this." Harlow says happily, looking at him. Smiling again.

"Keep smiling, it's a good look on you." He says, giving her a wink.

The girls were in heaven as they partied and played with their favorite characters for the day. By the end of the day they were so tired they couldn't keep their eyes open. Antonio was amazed that Harlow was able to make it through the day, but by the time they got back to the hotel she was wiped out and had gone to bed.

Antonio had hired a photographer to take pictures for them and put all the pictures into an album, Antonio and Sadie sat at the table looking through all the pictures laughing at the girls expressions, they also talked about what they were going to do for the rest of the week.

By the end of the week and after visiting all the attractions they had visited, everyone was beat and couldn't wait to get back home, mostly Harlow.

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Their flight home was a quiet one, most of them slept the entire flight, Antonio couldn't sleep and kept looking at Harlow, he was happy that she got to see the kids visit Magic kingdom, as well as make it through their fifth birthday.

The more he looked at her, the more frail he noticed that she had become. He wrapped an arm around her, pulling her closer to him. He kissed her forehead, and began caressing her arm.

They finally arrived home and the girls were still excited about their birthday that they couldn't stop talking about how they got to have their birthday with all of the frozen characters. Harlow sat on the couch with the girls and looked at the photo album together.

"Look mom that's when Elsa and Anna sang Happy Birthday to us!" Isabella said excitedly, pointing to a picture.

"That was pretty neat wasn't it." Harlow says, kissing the top of her head.

Harlow was starting to get tired and had asked for some help getting her up the stairs. Antonio was on the phone in the other room talking business, so Sadie helped her up the stairs.

As Sadie was helping her lay down Harlow stopped her, giving her a hug. "I want to thank you for everything that you have done for all of us this past year or however long it has been now. It means a lot to me. I may not have shown it at times, but you really are a great person and I'm glad that Antonio found you. I don't think my girls would have liked anyone else." Harlow tells her hugging her tighter, Antonio started to walk through the door but had stopped when he saw the two together and stepped back out into the hallway listening to them.

Sadie pulled away from her and looked her in the eyes "Thank you Harlow, I'm sorry to see what you're going through and I know all of this has to be hard on you, I may not be the one in your shoes right now, but if I was, I don't think I could be as strong as you have been."

"Just continue to do what you have been doing, you really are a great person and I mean that from the bottom of my heart." Harlow says to her as she pulled the covers up over her.

"I'll continue to do that, just promise me that you will continue to fight this, those girls really need you." Sadie says to her sincerely. "I'll go find Antonio and send him over your way."

"No need to do that, I'm right here." Antonio spoke in a low voice.

Sadie turned around when she heard Antonio speak and saw him walking through the door. "What's going on in here?" Antonio asked Harlow, then looking over at Sadie.

"I was just having a private conversation with Sadie." Harlow says tiredly.

"I'm going to go check on the girls." Sadie says, leaving the two together so that they could talk.

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