A/N: THE CONTEST IS CLOSED, BUT I WILL ACCEPT LATE ENTRIES.
Congratulations to the winners:

-Matt3358
-romirola
-Marie S Zachary
and
-zion princess

each of them will be featured in the sequel: Paciencia y Fe - Patience and Faith. CONGRATS AGAIN!

Also, thanks to all who read, reviewed & added this story to their favorite stories list and me to their favorite author's list :)

-MET


CHAPTER FOUR
(chapter title – Seasons of Love)

Five months later, Usnavi and Rose were married and a year later, they welcomed their first child – a girl they named Sonia Claudia. Her brother – Kevin James, joined her two years later.

Usnavi and Rose couldn't be happier.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure,
Measure a year?

Benny and Nina were married and welcomed a daughter Camilla on Benny's birthday. After Camilla was born, both Nina's parents passed away within a year of each other, so it was very hard on Nina and Benny. Benny helped Nina through everything. He is now the head of Rosario's Cab Company and loving his job.

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
In five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? How about love?
How about love? Measure in love.
Seasons of love. Seasons of love.

Sonny eventually got over being sick, dated a few girls and ended up marrying a girl from the Dominican Republic named Denise. The two of them got married and welcomed a son, Jose Diageo, into the world on Usnavi's birthday.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Journeys to plan
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?

Daniela and Carla are still running the salon with the help of the girls they hired. Sadly, Daniela passed away of breast cancer in the fall. Carla felt she couldn't run the shop by herself, so she let the girls go and closed the shop for good.

In truths that she learned,
Or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned,
Or the way that she died

Vanessa and her husband of a year, Bryce, have good jobs; a warm house and a Golden Retriever/Irish Setter puppy named Candi. Vanessa, however, found out that she couldn't have children, so Candi is like her baby.

It's time now, to sing out
Though the story never ends
Let's celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends

Remember the love
Remember the love
Remember the love
Measure in love
Seasons of love
Seasons of love

Overall, Usnavi, Rose, Benny, Nina, Vanessa and Bryce, along with their families, seem to be doing well.

There's a new generation of kids in Washington Heights, so you better watch out.

Oh, you got to, you got to remember the love
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure you life in love
Measure your life in love