We, the Cullen family were going to church. How did this happen? Surely no one had expected this. The moment we walked in all of us stiffened. There was something here. Something wonderful, something or someone praise worthy. We sat in the middle, thanks to Carlisle. ( rolling my eyes). The choir was just about to sing. There were eight girls dressed in black spread out on the floor as the choir filled the choir stands. We listened intently as they began to sing.

Never would have made it, never could have made it, without you
I would have lost it all, but now I see how you were there for me

And I can say
Never would have made it,
Never could have made it,
Without you

I would have lost it all,
But I now how I see how you were there for me and I can say
I'm stronger, I'm wiser, I'm better,
much better,

When I look back over all you brought me thru.
I can see that you were the one that I held on to
And I never
Chorus Never would have made it

Oh I never could have made it
Chorus Never could have made it without you

Oh I would have lost it all, oh but now I see how you were there for me

I never
Chorus - Never would have made it

No, I never
Chorus - Never could have made it without you

I would have lost my mind a long time ago, if it had not been for you.
I am stronger
Chorus – I am stronger

I am wiser
Chorus – I am wiser

Now I am better
Chorus – I am better

So much better
Chorus – I am better

I made it thru my storm and my test because you were there to carry me thru my mess

I am stronger
Chorus – I am stronger

I am wiser
Chorus – I am wiser

I am better
Chorus – I am better

Anybody better
Chorus – I am better

I can stand here and tell you, I made it. Anybody out there that you made it

I am stronger
Chorus – I am stronger

I am wiser
Chorus – I am wiser

I am better
Chorus – I am better

Much better
Chorus – I am better

I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it

And I never would have made it
Chorus Never would have made it

Never could have made it
Chorus Never could have made it without you

I would have lost my mind, I would have gave up, but you were right there, you were right there

I never
Chorus Never would have made it

Oh I never
Chorus - I never could have made it without you.

A man stepped out of the choir stand with a microphone.

Someone need to testify next to them and tell them I am stronger, I am wiser, I am better, much better. When I look back over what he brought me thru. I realize that I made it because I had you to hold on to, now I am stronger, now I am wiser, I am better, so much better. I made it. Is there anybody in this house other than me that can declare that you made it. Tell your neighbor, never would have made it. Never would have made it. Never could have made it. Never could have made it without you. Never would have made it. Never would have made it. Never could have made it. Never could have made it without you

There was something moving inside my stone cold body. Something warm. Something beautiful. AS I looked down the row I could see the same thing going on down the row. Edward, Rose, Em, Jazz, Alice, Carlisle, and Esme all seemed to be feeling the exact same thing. What's going on? I thought to myself. Then the pastor took his position.

"Today, if the Spirit will speak, I want to talk about, Forgiveness, and the love that JEsus has for all of us." who? Oh wait, THAT Jesus, the one who was said to move as a SPirit in people's hearts, to redeem souls, of people that have them. I , unlike the rest of my family believed such. Nothing could change my mind that we did in fact have souls. The preacher had us turn to John 3:16. As he continued to talk. There came an inner debate. What if all things he was saying was true, what if there was someone who loved all of us no matter what we

d done or what we were going to do? If there was, how was that kind of love given. Sooner than I thought, that question had been answered. Now, I had to make a decision...and with that decision, I had to make the right one.