Christmas came and went along with the rest of it's holiday festivities. The day Edward met Grace seemed like it was years ago rather than a couple of months. I couldn't believe that each day only got better when Grace and I were with him. His parents are like a Godsend, and Grace adored them. Especially Ming. They act like sisters already. My parents were exceptionally welcoming to Edward and his family, which made my heart ease a great deal. I kept wondering when I was going to wake up from this dream, yet nothing seem to come at me. I couldn't be more content. We planned on taking things slow, but it never seemed to work out that way with Edward. He purposed to me on New Years Eve, and our wedding was set for April: Just one month away. He was trying to hold out on my wedding present, but I guess he couldn't take it any longer. Edward bought us a house. Well, he was able to pay most of it off with his life savings, which I felt awful about. He assured me that it was what he wanted to do, and so he did it. We start moving in the day after the wedding. The house is actually in the perfect spot. It's just in the middle of town, yet out into the woods a bit. There is enough room for animals, and it looked like Edward was going to have work here for a very long time considering all that needs to be done in this town. Grace was practically inseparable from Edward. He stayed over most nights, and on the few he didn't, Grace was depressed. It's amazing the effect a dad can have on his little girl.

Planning for my wedding was torture. Between my two best friends, my mother, and my soon-to-be mother in-law, it was all being 'handled.' for that I was grateful, but I hated all the hype. I would be just fine with some small court house thing, but they wouldn't here of it. I gave in and decided, "Hey, I'm only getting married once, right?" Edward seemed more excited about it than I was! We even got the papers drawn up to change Grace's name to his. As it should be. His fathering is perfect. He automatically became protective, and loving, so I have no idea what he was so worried about.

I knew that life was going to throw a lot at us, but I'd never felt more ready for it. Of course there would be the awful times, but the good times would always overtake them. Though it seems like my life may pass in a blur sometimes, it's the moments with Edward and Grace that ground me. Not many people are as fortunate as I am. To have a loving family, a glorious daughter, and the love of my life at my side, I felt like I was living out my very own fairy tale. A fairy tale that would never have to end.

The lights of life only grow stronger with love


I want to thank you all for reading this. It was such an outlet for me. I ended this story feeling that it was complete. I thought about it for a long time, and nothing new was coming to mind. I didn't want to bore my readers by making things up to keep the story going. I write short stories, and all of your reviews have meant the world to me.

I want to apologize to you for it taking so very long for me to post this. I started a new job, working full time, and am a mother to a one year old, so finding time to write seems almost impossible. I can't believe the day that I am finally able to post something is today! Black Friday! I just got off work from a 10 hour shift!

My hope is that you feel fullfilled with my ending. I kept it short and sweet. Writing is generally something I do for myself, so I never expected to get so much attention to this story. I urge you to keep me in your favorites, because I plan on writing for as long as I have new stoires coming into my mind. I somehow managed to write the Prologue, and first chapter to a new story! I want to post it now, as a treat. Hang in there with me. I am actually about to move back to East Tennessee (17 hours away from where I am now) in about two weeks so between working my last days, caring for my daughter, and packing, I will be busy! Although, I never forget my readers!

I can assure you that my new fic, Island of the Lost, will NOT disappoint! I guarentee that it is NOTHING like you have ever read before in a Twilight Fic. Go take a read, and leave me some love. I appreciate each and every one of you. I will update as soon as I am able, and hope you all have a wondful Holiday Season.