It was a great Christmas indeed. While we had been at our house decorating, Carlisle had volunteered to go and get Charlie at the clinic which he was staying at. (The roads were icy and no one wanted my mother or myself driving in such conditions.) Renee made a less than perfect holiday meal, though none of the Cullens ate much anyway, so it didn't matter. Charlie and Renee spent Christmas day telling the Cullens embarrassing stories about me. Emmett laughed louder than anyone when he heard I used to think I could fly… it was definitely not the highlight of my holiday.
In the months that followed, Emmett, Rosalie and Jasper "graduated" high school and were supposedly attending Dartmouth University. Renee went back to Florida with Phil but she visits a lot more often. She made me promise to come down and visit. She also made Esme and the rest of the Cullens promise that they would visit soon also. She visited again during the Easter holidays, at which time she pulled Edward aside to talk to him about something. Neither one would tell me what it was all about but they were both grinning a lot afterwards… I'm still trying to get Edward to tell me.
Charlie made a full recovery and is returning to work in July, under certain probations at first, of course, but I truly believe everything will work out the way its supposed to.
As for me and Edward, we're still as happy as can be. This year I gained a family and a soul mate, hopefully for eternity. Our lives certainly aren't boring and I'm sure there are many adventures in store for us in the future, but I'll save that for another story.
Thank you to Sunybee, the true creator for this story, for her idea and for allowing me to continue her story. She deserves all the credit for this. Thank you guys so much for reading the story.
I don't know if there will be a sequel or not. I suppose if a good idea for one comes to me, then I will write one, but I won't force something out just to have a sequel because I don't think that would make for a good story.
Please stay tuned though for my other stories, I would love to know your opinion on those as well, if you'll do me the honor of reading them. : ) Thanks again, you guys rock!