I stand on the front porch as I watch the small petite brown haired girl get out of the car. The familiar shake of anxiety wreaks havoc all over her body. She is scared, plucked from her safe haven of home and shipped on a plane to live with a group of strangers , in a new town and new people to get to know. She is barely sixteen from what her file says.
She stops just shy of the steps and looks at me, it is like I was staring at a version of myself ten years ago.
Alice and Jasper married and had a son named Max along with their daughter Tiffany. She started her own maternity line and still makes silly t-shirts for the ladies here at Cullen home. Rose and Emmett had a daughter named Daisy and still have an open adoption contact with Marcus who is now nine.. My dad Charlie and Esme were married. I found humor in the fact that my now husband of eight years became my step-brother a month ago. They are both happy and that's all I could ask for. Jacob and Emily are also married. She left the tribe as soon as she was eighteen and she had been with Jacob every since. They are now engaged and she attends medical school in Washington. She is working towards her goal to become a pediatrician Victoria stayed on at Cullen home and has been like a daughter to Esme, so I guess in some wicked way she is my step-sister. She finished college and now teaches creative writing in high school.
Last but not least My handsome husband Edward and our daughter Eden. She is a spitting image of me except she does have blonde highlights in her hair if the sun hits it just right. I thank god everyday that she is now a happy and healthy nine year old. Eden has her daddy wrapped around her finger. She just flashes her bright smile and dimples and he is putty in her hands… sucker..
I couldn't say anything, our three year old son Blaine Alexander is just as handsome as his father and already a charmer. He has his father's eyes and he makes it impossible to say no. I am in so much trouble
We were married when Eden was a year old. It took me a whole year in therapy to deal with any intimacy situations. I didn't want to be scared or frightened on my honeymoon. Edward was patient and he made our honeymoon better then I could ever imagine. He was slow and gentle. He worshiped me in every way. Their isn't any way else to describe it other then spiritual. I trusted him completely
Mr. Newton was sentenced to two years in prison for the death of his son. All of James's victims came to the trial and we all spoke on his behalf. He comes to visit Eden any chance he can and we stay in touch with photos and email.
I never heard another word from my mother, rumor had it she remarried and was now living in Florida. I finally got to meet Edward's birthmother Elizabeth. We invite her and her family to birthdays and holidays. Edward enjoys seeing her from time to time. Esme even made her an honorary grandmother. Elizabeth dotes on Eden and Blaine all the time.
One of the happiest days of my life was when I graduated college.
I hear the speaker beginning his introduction
"It is my honor that I get to say a few words about your Valedictorian , She has excelled here during her time here at ASU. She has been a delight to the staff and students alike. Her four years has brought a lot of changes here at ASU. She was fundamental in the creation of The second chance scholarship. She along with the affiliation of Cullen Home implemented Crisis and peer counseling programs that each school from Elementary stage to here at ASU regularly uses and during her free time, when she has some This extraordinary young woman lectures on the impotence of education to the local school children It is with a great pleasure that I introduce you to Mrs. Isabella Cullen
I walk across the stage . Speech in hand. I hear the shouts and claps of my family and above them all I hear Eden shout " Yay momma" I had to smile, cause that is so typical Eden.. Center of attention
I clear my throat and unfold my paper on the podium. I look up and before I begin I see Edward and he mouths " I love you". I smile
I used my degree in sociology to counsel the ladies here at Cullen Home. I felt like I was giving back what Esme and Edward gave to me, confidence, unconditional love and understanding. I wish I could say that after our group left Cullen home that it closed its doors, but as long as women are still sent to us, we will continue to be available to them. I am reminded everyday that my situation was different. The reality is being a young mom is stressful, there will come a time when you will give up dinner so that your child could have seconds, give your child the money you saved for something new for you cause he asked for it. Endure stupid Disney channel just to hear him laugh, cause it's the best sound in the world to your ears. Hug your muddy child in your favorite white shirt cause he asked for one. A parents love is like no other.
I hold out my hand to greet the timid young girl
" Hello Angela, My name is Bella Cullen. I say shaking her hand " Welcome to Cullen home.
WOW! i am so sad to end this. i couldnt let go, which is the reason for the long wait. I want to say first that i appreciate every personal story yall shared with me. I cried right along with you. each and everyone of you ladies were in my heart as i wrote. This story is not meant to glorify teen pregnancy cause it is one of the hardest things i have ever had to face. I was lucky, my childs father been by my side from the start. My child just turned 16, the age in which i had her. i could not imagine her with a baby and i am sure my mom had the same idea. if i could give any advice it would be to always put yourself and education first. you maybe bored and see no point but if you stick it out, you wont regret it.
so i will say goodbye and hope to see yall at Memoirs of a Mobwife:)and Thank you so much for giving this a chance and your reviews meant the world to me. what is a story without readers?.. loves and Hugs *fangs/mandi*