It was Saturday and Lena and Ezra were heading over to Ezra’s moms, Jennifer, house. Lena was so nervous. His family didn’t know she was pregnant. She didn’t know how they were going to react.
“Lena I can tell you are nervous. Stop being so nervous. Everything will be fine.” Ezra told her.
“I can’t help it. I don’t know how they are going to react. They could be like my mom and freak or they could not be like my mom and not freak. I would prefer them to not freak but they may freak.” Lena babbled on and on.
“Well, Lena I actually do I think I know how my family is going to react.” He told her.
“How do you know how they are going to react?” Lena asked.
“Because my mom had my oldest brother at 17.” Ezra told Lena.
“Oh, really?” Lena asked
“Yeah, really. They are going to be maybe a little mad but they will get over it.” Ezra said to her.
“Okay maybe this is making me feel a little bit better.” Lena said calmly.
Just then they pulled into Ezra’s mom’s house. It was a cute little two story house. It was a very pale yellow.
Ezra walked over to Lena’s door and opened it for her. Lena was wearing a long gray, black, and white dress with pretty pattern, black gladiators, and straightened hair. She had the gorgeous ring slipped on her finger.
“You look amazing.” Ezra said to her.
Ezra kissed her gently on the lips then took her hand and pulled her to the front door.
Ezra opened the door and was greeted by his mom, Jennifer. When she saw Lena she looked sort of shocked.
“Hello Ezra.” Jennifer said in tone that sounded like she was trying to fight back anger.
“Hey mom. This is Lena. I know you are probably thinking it so I am just going to say it now. Yes, Lena is pregnant and it is my baby.” Ezra told his mom.
“She is what? You never told me this Ezra!” Jennifer said.
“Mom she is pregnant. I didn’t tell you because I didn’t know what you were going to say.” He said to her.
“You most certainly do know how I would react figuring what has happened. How far a long is she?” Jennifer asked.
“Why don’t you ask her?” He said to her in an annoyed voice.
“Fine. How far along are you?” Jennifer asked Lena.
“I’m 5 months along.” Lena said to Jennifer.
“I see. Why didn’t you tell me earlier? I wish I could have been a part of this.” Jennifer said.
“Well you can be a part of this now Mrs. Matthews.” Lena said to her.
“Oh call me Jennifer dear.” Jennifer said.
“Okay.” Lena said.
“You said you were 5 months a long right? Do you know what you are having?” Jennifer asked Ezra and Lena.
“Yes we do but let’s wait and tell the whole family at once.” Ezra said.
“Okay, well they should all be here in a few minutes.” Jennifer said.
Jennifer walked out of the room.
“Your mom seems ridiculously pissed off.” Lena said quietly.
“She isn’t, trust me. You just read her wrong.” Ezra said to her.
“Okay fine, whatever.” Lena said.
Just then the doorbell rang and Ezra went to open the door. 3 men and 3 women walked in with 5 kids in tow.
Lena heard all these hellos and she was saying hi to people she didn’t know and people were looking at her weird.
“Okay so everyone this is my fiancé Lena. Lena this is my older brother Chris, his wife Faith, and my two nieces Kelli and Victoria. And this is my sister Alison and her husband Ben and there 3 kids Madison, Shane, and Michael. Then this is my younger brother Nick and his fiancé Justice.” Ezra said introducing everyone.
“Um… hey everyone.” Lena said.
“Are going to have a baby?” Madison asked.
“Madison! Sorry she’s only 4.” Alison said.
“It’s okay. But yes I am going to have baby.” Lena told Madison.
Everyone sort of looked shocked. Then Jennifer walked in and brought everyone into the living room.
“So Lena, how old are you?” Chris asked.
“I am 17.” Lena told them.
“Wow! You’re so young.” Faith said.
“How do you two know each other?” Nick questioned.
“She is my math student.” Ezra told his family.
There was silence in the room. Lena could hear Ezra breathing hard. Alison was the first one to speak.
“Isn’t that against the law, Ezra?” She asked.
“Doesn’t anyone watch the news anymore? No they repealed the law months ago!” Ezra exclaimed in a loud tone.
“Oh okay. How far a long are you? What are you having?” Faith asked.
“I am 5 months along. Ezra wanted to wait to tell everyone what were having,” Lena started to say. She looked at Ezra to see if he wanted to tell them now. He nodded at her. “Well, we are having a little girl. We are naming her Lucy Grace.”
“Lucy is after Lena’s great-grandmother and Grace is after my great-grandmother.” Ezra explained.
“That is such a sweet name. That is great to add great grandma’s name.” Alison cooed.
The rest of the night went absolutely great. Everyone warmed up to Lena, her age, and her being pregnant. By the end of the night Lena was excited to become a part of the Matthews family. She was getting everything she had always wanted; a dad, siblings, and nieces and nephews. She couldn’t be happier.