I was up like clockwork at 6:00 a.m. and so was Eli. Eli was tired, but he just really needed me all night long so we went back and forth between his bed and my chair bed. I did what I could to comfort Eli. Morning labs were 32 Segs, no Bands, and WBC 0.9 to make ANC 288. Eli just did not feel like playing today so we watched the Superman movie three times in a row. I wrote Matt a long letter voicing how I felt our relationship had grown and how I thought of him. At the end I wrote, “I love you.” Then I dropped “The Letter” off in the mailbox at the nurses’ station. My mother had not scared Matt off and for that I was thankful. Matt had been my rock. Most men would have been run off by now yet Matt was stronger than my mother. Tonight, I did not remember falling asleep and yet my head floated lightly in a really good way. Two days later, Eli’s phone rang at 5 p.m. and it was Matt. I was nervous when I picked up the phone. I heard his voice and KNEW he had just read the letter I sent declaring my love for him. Matt told me he LOVED me, too! We spoke for over an hour as Eli slept. We spoke about us, Noah, and of all I had read on Eli today. Matt was strong and comforting.