Author's Note: Well here it is, the epilogue. The end of Ana and Jasper's story. Again, thank you to everyone who has supported me through this journey. I love you all very much!
P.S Jade & Edward's Story, coming SOON!
Epilogue: The Journey Has Just Begun
" So don't be afraid to make mistakes, stumble and fall, because most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you'll get everything you wish for. Maybe you'll get more than you could have ever imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long, and in the end the journey is the destination."-One Tree Hill.
November 26th, 6 months later.
I wake up slowly, the sound of Lily crying rousing me from my deep sleep. I roll out of bed, padding slowly to her nursery, caught slightly off guard by Jasper's rumpled appearance as he holds Lily close to his chest, humming softly. I lean against the doorway, smiling softly at the picture that my husband and daughter make. I giggle softly when Lily spits up all over Jasper's shoulder, and he looks over his shoulder, his eyes still blurred with sleep.
" Hi baby," I say, walking towards him to take Lily in my arms. " Hello beautiful girl, what are you doing awake, huh? Spitting up all over daddy, that's what." I grab the closest burp rag to wipe around her smiling mouth, while Jasper strips his shirt off.
" Of course, why is that she only ever throws up on me?" Jasper asks, leaning his head against my shoulder to stare down at our drifting daughter.
" Because she loves you so much," I say, laying her gently back down in her crib.
" Yeah, yeah," Jasper says, his hand laying lightly against my lower back. I lean down and brush a kiss to her soft forehead, moving aside so that Jasper can do the same.
" Sweet dreams, my beautiful Lily. Remember, Mommy carried you and brought you into this world, I'm going to carry you for the rest of your life," he says, and I smile as he turns and takes my hand leading me from the room. Ten minutes later, we're both laying back in bed, my head pillowed on Jasper's chest, his fingers fiddling with the ring on my left hand.
" I love you Ana," he whispers, his voice slurred with sleep. I smile, snuggling closer to him, his heart beat lulling me to sleep.
" I love you too," I say, my eyes drifting closed.
The truth is, I don't know, what lies ahead for Jasper, Lily, and me. What I do know, is that I love them more than anything else in this world, and our love will never die. It's been a long road, to get to where we are now, and an even longer one lays ahead of us, but the journey is just the beginning, and the journey is the best part of it all.