So much has happened in the last three months that I don't know where to begin. Jake and Nessie got married and we threw them a small party. They had their first dance and the love I saw between the two of them was amazing. I cried I was so happy. Emma still didn't get the whole crying when you're happy thing. I even danced with Jake. I wasn't much of a dancer so he said he felt special.
"Jacob is one of the kindest people I know. He is my best friend for so many reasons. The love he has in his heart is enough for the world and if you needed something and he had it, he would give it to you. He and I have never asked each other for anything, but yet, I think, growing up, we taught each other how to love. I love you and your family very much and I don't know what I would do without you," I said as a toast. Jake called me a brat for making him cry and Emma thought I hurt his feelings. When he told her he was just happy she just shook her head and walked away. The day we celebrated their marriage was one of the best ever.
Charlie and Renee were coming around and it was so weird at first. I was always waiting for them to say something nasty, but they never did. They said they just wanted to be friends and I was working on it. They really weren't bad people. They were fucked up for sure, but not bad. I knew we had a long way to go before we were truly friends, but I guess you could say we were getting there.
Rose threw me a bridal shower and I was shocked when Renee showed up. She even brought a gift. She was very pleasant and that was the day I tried harder to get to know her. I think the slap Esme handed Elizabeth, gave Renee a new found liking for poor people. I even heard her tell Rose that she understood now, but I wasn't sure what they were talking about. Although, I have seen a huge change in their relationship.
Two weeks before my wedding Edward asked if Alice and Jasper could join our bridal party. Little did I know, Esme already had a dress for Alice, just in case. I swear Esme had super powers. Edward and the boys were growing closer and I couldn't be happier. Emma took to the new family additions as if they had always been in her life. Everything family wise came together so smoothly that I could never second guess it.
Royce and Charlie had somehow wiggled their way into my life more. Royce made sure I had someone to give me away. It truly was the thought that counted, in my opinion. Edward was right about how you can't say no to him and I completely understood how he could be such a great business man. He somehow managed to talk me into going to lunch with him and Rose. Although I had a fantastic time, it was still weird getting to know my grandfather. It was hard to think of him as my grandfather! I liked him, though. There really wasn't much to dislike, besides his nasty wife, who I have yet to see again. I was hoping she would just stay right away. Rose said she was going to make sure she did, and I trusted Rose with my life.
On my wedding day, I was so nervous. Jake was the person to keep me grounded and my head on straight. He promised me that I wouldn't fall down the aisle. Since Seth followed Emma around like a little puppy, we were able to make him the ring bearer and he did a great job. I felt like I was living a fairytale. I got everything I had ever wanted in my entire life and I didn't really understand how it happened. I mean, my birth parents were at my wedding, my only friend growing up was with me, I had this huge family that I've acquired along the way, and I was getting a husband and a daughter... it was very unreal to me.
"It's happening, Doll," Jacob said, as I confessed to him my thoughts at the back of the church. "Enjoy it."
"I love that you are here with me," I told him, as he smiled.
"Where else would I be?" he asked. "We were together when we had nothing and it makes sense that we are together now that we both have it all."
"We always said we would be together forever," I said, as he chuckled.
"I really don't think friends were what we meant, but things are pretty awesome for us," he said, as I quickly agreed.
"Anyone can change their life and make the best out of it. I know I like the ending of my story," I declared, as he laughed.
"Bella, this is just the beginning. I think what you need to say, is that yesterday was the end of book one, now we are on to book two," he said as I smiled brightly.
"That's perfect," I murmured, hugging him tight.
"It's time," Alice sangs, bouncing in front of me.
I watched as Alice walked down the aisle first, then Emma and Seth, followed by Rose. When the wedding march started the lump in my throat grew. This really was the perfect way to start book two of my life. The highlight of my day wasn't saying 'I do', or my first dance. What made my day beyond special was when the question, 'who gives this woman away,' was asked.
"Her mother and I do," was heard throughout the whole church. It was also followed with many gasps of surprises. I turned to look at them and they were are both standing, holding hands with smiles on their faces. I gave them a smile and nod slowly, before smiling up to Jake.
"My family and I do as well," Jacob added, placing my hand in Edward's.
"Are you okay?" Edward whispered to me.
"I'm perfect." And I was. Knowing that my parents acknowledged me in front of everyone meant a lot to me, even if I wasn't sure if I wanted to be more than acquaintances with them before. Although, I wasn't sure if we could ever be more than friends.
The whole day was magical. I couldn't have asked for a better day. On July twentieth, I become Isabella Masen and I truly, finally, felt like I belonged some place.
Edward and I had a night alone before we went on our honeymoon. We were bringing Emma with us, but that was what I wanted. She needed to be with us. We went to Disneyland and it was the best first, of many, family vacations. As soon as the wedding was over she even started to call me mom and mommy and that made me cry.
"I'm gonna stop making you happy," she huffed at me, making me laugh through my happy tears.
"I love you, Emma," I said, hugging my girl tight.
"I love you, too, Mommy," she replied, filling my heart with more love than I think I could handle.
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