Chapter Twenty-Five

After the Minister announced that Roland and Samuel were married, everyone went into the dining room. There they saw the dining room had been decorated beautifully and on the table was a feast fit for a king.

They all sat down at the table, then Greta said, "everyone I hope that you all enjoy the meal, let's eat." After they were through eating, Greta picked up her glass and stood up and said, "I want to toast the happy couple.

To Roland I want to say, I saw you at your lowest when Spencer passed away, but like a butterfly comes out of a cocoon, one day you opened your heart to someone and when you did, you started smiling and laughing and I have to say to Samuel, god bless you for being that someone."

When she sat down, Rosa stood up and she said, "I've known Samuel for years, when Rachael passed, it could have destroyed him, except for his daughter, she was the one reason he got up everyday, and she would do whatever she could do to make his smile.

Then one day, Priscilla was selling her Girl Scout Cookies, and she went up to a house and when the man opened the door, there stood the one person who would change both their lives. To Roland I have to say, thank you for being that someone, and for making the lives of both Samuel and Priscilla so much better."

After everyone toasted Roland and Samuel, Priscilla stood up and she said, "I want to say something, she took out a piece of paper and she opened it and she read:

When I was a little girl, I remember how happy my mom and dad were, and how they'd laugh and joke around and it was their love that made me feel special.

When my mom died, my dad stopped laughing and I was sad, but one thing my dad always told me was, he love me and would always be there to keep me safe. I still felt loved and I only wanted my dad to smile again.

One day, I was selling cookies for Girl Scouts and I knocked on this door, and the man who answered, he bought some from me.

Then like a miracle, things started coming together, and soon my dad was smiling and laughing again and it was because he and Roland started talking and soon they were seeing each other, and they both made me feel special.

I'm a very lucky young girl, yesterday I had one dad but today when they got married, I will get another dad and I consider myself very special, because both my dad's love me.

When she was done, she ran over to where they were seated and they held her in their arms and Samuel said, "I love you so, you are the best daughter anyone father could ever want."

Then Roland said, "The day you knocked on my door, little did I know that one day I'd be married to your father and that you'd become my daughter too. I love you so much."

Then Greta said, "Everyone let's go to the living room, it's time for the happy couple to have their first dance together." So everyone got up from the table and they walked to the living room, where the staff had moved the furniture around so that there was an area for dancing. Greta went over to the stereo and she said, "Alright, Ro you and Samuel come over here and when I push this button, you two have your first dance together."

So they walked over to the center of the room and Greta pushed the button and as the song began, Roland took Samuel into his arms and they danced to this song:

How Do I Live by Trisha Yearwood

How do I
Get through one night without you
If I had to live without you
What kind of life would that be?
Oh I need you in my arms
Need you to hold
Your my world my heart my soul
If you ever leave
Baby you'd take away everything good in my Life.

And tell me now
How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive?
How do I
How do I
O how do I live?.

Without you
There'd be no sun in my sky
There would be no love in my life
There would be no world left for me
And I
Baby I don't know what I would do
I would be lost if I lost you
If you ever leave
Baby you would take away everything real in My life

And tell me now
How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever ever survive?
How do I
How do I
O how do I live?...

Please tell me baby..

How do I go on?
If you ever leave
Well baby you would take away everything
Need you with me
Baby don't you know your everything good in My life

And tell me now
How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive?
How do I
How do I
O how do I live

How do I live without you
How do I live without you baby.......
How do I live....

When the song was over, everyone in the room had tears in their eyes, because they were all so happy for both Roland and Samuel. They had finally found someone to love them and for them to love, that's the most precious gift anyone can give to anyone.

Priscilla went over, she hugged both her dad's, Greta got out her camera, and she took a picture of this new family.

What she didn't know was that one Roland's right side stood Spencer, on Samuel's left side stood Rachael and that behind Priscilla stood Matilda, and then Spencer kissed Roland, Rachael kissed Samuel and Matilda kissed Priscilla and that they all said, "Be happy and love each other forever."

Then Spencer, Rachael and Matilda all faded away.

So began their lives together as a family…..

THE END…

A/N: I want to thank, dragonlady222, sherabo and anyone else who read and reviewed this story...