Epilogue: Reflections & Transitions

First off, I need to say thank you so much for all of your kind words of encouragement as I struggle with my personal life. Everyone’s support has been so positive, it has been overwhelming. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a supportive community. The words, “thank you” don’t seem to do justice by how appreciative I feel. I am at a loss of words, so again thank you. From both my husband & I thank you. ❤ ❤ ❤

And now here is the much anticipated epilogue to Generation 2. I wanted to post this before things got too crazy, but when does life ever work out 100% to how you plan? Anyway, I still have a few things to set up for G3, but that won’t take too long. I feel like I am rambling on, so I’ll just end this side note with have a great day, or night depending on when you are reading this. 🙂

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Sitting on my patio in the early morning hours, sipping my coffee, puts me​ ​in​ ​a​ ​reflective​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​mood.​ ​​ ​My​ ​therapist​ ​always​ ​says​ ​that​ ​I​ ​should​ cherish​ ​the​ ​people​ ​in​ ​my​ ​life​, and be​ ​proud of​ ​what​ ​I​ ​have​ ​accomplished.​ ​​ ​When​ ​she​ ​mentions​ ​my accomplishments​ ​I​ ​know​ ​that​ ​she​ ​is​ ​probably​ ​talking​ ​about​ ​my​ ​PHD​ ​in​ ​Pediatrics.​ ​​ ​But​ ​my​ ​life has​ ​been​ ​so much more​ ​than​ ​becoming​ ​Dr.​ ​Stella​ ​Charming​.​ ​​ ​You​ ​could​ ​say​ ​that, from the moment I was born,​ ​my​ ​life​ ​was​ ​destined​ ​to​ ​be​ ​extraordinary.

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How​ ​many​ ​people​ ​can​ ​say​ ​that​ ​they​ ​have​ ​survived​ ​an​ ​evil​ ​curse?​ ​​ ​Not​ ​only​ ​did​ ​I​ ​survive, and​ ​therefore​ ​beat​ ​Anastasis​ ​at​ ​her​ ​own​ ​evil​ ​game,​ ​but​ ​I​ ​am​ ​a​ ​better​ ​person​ ​​because of​ ​the​ ​evil curse.​ ​​ ​As​ ​strange​ ​as​ ​it​ ​sounds,​ ​I​ ​don’t​ ​hate​ ​Anastasis​ ​for​ ​cursing​ ​me.​ ​​ ​I​ ​don’t​ ​even​ ​hate Maleficent​ ​for​ ​giving​ ​her​ ​the​ ​curse​ ​in​ ​the​ ​first​ ​place.​ ​​ ​That​ ​evil​ ​curse​ ​set​ ​off​ ​a​ ​chain​ ​of​ ​events​ ​that brought​ ​me​ ​to​ ​where​ ​I​ ​am​ ​today.

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Because of Anastasis’s curse I have an extended family that I love and adore. Aunt April, Aunt May, and Aunt June are more than just the three sisters who took me in. They are my family. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for these three selfless sisters. Three very different, but strong, female role models I look up to.

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What’s more, without​ ​that​ ​curse​ ​Anastasis​ ​would​ ​not​ ​have​ ​sent​ ​Maleficent​ ​and​ ​her​ ​family​ ​to​ ​Twinbrook.​ ​​ ​And​ ​I would​ ​never​ ​have​ ​met​ ​Brandon.​ ​​ ​We​ ​have​ ​had​ ​a​ ​long​ ​and​ ​bumpy​ ​road​ ​together,​ ​there​ ​have been​ ​many​ ​ups​ ​and​ ​downs.​ ​​ ​We​ ​both​ ​have​ ​had​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​personal​ ​obstacles,​ ​but​ ​those obstacles​ ​have​ ​only​ ​brought​ ​Brandon​ ​and​ ​I​ ​closer​ ​together.​ ​​ ​I​ ​can​ ​say​, ​without​ ​a​ ​shadow​ ​of doubt,​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​one​ ​in​ ​this​ ​world​ ​that​ ​I ​would​ ​rather​ ​be​ ​with​ ​than​ ​Brandon.​ ​​ ​He​ ​is​ ​the​ ​love of​ ​my​ ​life.​ ​​ ​My​ ​sole mate.​ ​​ ​He​ ​has​ ​literally​ ​seen​ ​the​ ​worst​ ​side​ ​of​ ​me,​ ​but​ ​he​ ​loves​ ​me​ ​still.

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We​ ​have​ ​two​ ​beautiful​ ​children​ ​together.​ ​​ ​Lincoln​ ​looks​ ​so​ ​much​ ​like​ ​his​ ​father.​ ​​ ​He​ ​is​ ​strong,​ ​brave, yet​ ​very​ ​caring​ ​and​ ​protective​ ​of​ ​his​ ​twin.​ ​​ ​He​ ​is​ ​the​ ​rambunctious​ ​adventurous​ ​one.​ ​​ ​He​ ​loves​ ​to​ ​be outside​ ​running​ ​and​ ​playing​ ​as​ ​loudly​ ​as​ ​he​ ​can​ ​be.

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Autumn​ ​looks​ ​so​ ​much​ ​like​ ​Mother​ ​that​ ​we​ ​have​ ​started calling​ ​her​ ​Mini​ ​Cindy.​ ​​ ​Autumn​ ​is​ ​quiet​ ​(the​ ​total​ ​opposite​ ​of​ ​her​ ​brother). We were worried that she wasn’t developing as fast as her twin, but Autumn’s quietness isn’t a sign of a developmental disability. In actuality,​ ​she​ ​is​ ​very perceptive​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world​ ​around​ ​her.

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I​ ​am​ ​also​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​announce​ ​that​ ​we​ ​are​ ​expanding​ ​our​ ​family​ ​once​ ​more.​ ​​ ​The​ ​paperwork finally​ ​went​ ​through​ ​and​ ​soon​ ​we​ ​will​ ​be​ ​adopting​ ​a​ ​little​ ​girl.​ ​​ ​Brandon​ ​and​ ​I​ ​talked​ ​about having​ ​more​ ​children,​ ​and​ ​adoption​ ​has​ ​always​ ​been​ ​on​ ​the​ ​table.​ ​​ ​I​ ​was​ ​given​ ​to​ ​a​ ​very​ ​loving and​ ​supportive​ ​family​ ​to​ ​raise​ ​me​ ​as​ ​their​ ​own.​ ​​ ​Most​ ​children​ ​are​ ​not​ ​so ​lucky.​ ​​ ​They​ ​are bounced​ ​around​ ​from​ ​foster​ ​home​ ​to​ ​foster​ ​home with no sense of stability or the idea that someone actually cares about them.​ ​​ ​I​ ​wish​ ​that​ ​I ​could​ ​help​ ​everyone,​ ​but​ ​we know​ ​that​ ​isn’t​ ​possible.​ ​​ ​Still,​ ​if​ ​I​ ​can​ ​help​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​child​ ​then​ ​I​ ​will.

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As​ ​I​ ​said​ ​before,​ ​my​ ​life​ ​was​ ​always​ ​destined​ ​for​ ​extraordinary​ ​things.​ ​​ ​​ ​I​ ​guess​ ​it​ ​runs​ ​in​ ​the​ ​family. We​ ​Charmings​ ​are not​ ​meant​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​simple​ ​lives.​​​ ​However,​ ​this​ ​doesn’t​ ​mean​ ​that my​ ​story​ ​is​ ​over.​ ​​ ​For​ ​now,​ ​I​ ​am​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​see​ ​what​ ​life​ ​has​ ​in​ ​store​ ​for​ ​the​ ​next​ ​generation.

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22 thoughts on “Epilogue: Reflections & Transitions

  1. What a great summation and look back at gen 2 🙂 ❤ Stella's little family is so lovely. I love that they adopted, and I'm excited to see what role she's playing in the third gen 🙂 Speaking of: I am so excited to find out what the gen 3 fairy tale! I can't guess at all and I'm so excited to see 😀
    I hope that things will calm down for you and your husband soon. All the best to you ❤

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    1. I am sorry that it took me so long to respond to this, but it was in my spam folder.
      Stella has been such a big part of my life for so long, it was hard letting go. But I am excited to show you all what I have in store for Gen. 3, staring Lincoln.

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      1. Yes, for some reason, I tend to end up in your spam filtre. It’s strange! :O
        I really understand that. One gets to attached to the characters over time ❤ I hope you'll get as attached to Lincoln. It's going to be exciting to see what you come up with!

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      2. I always get way too attached, but I have been working on Stella’s story for what feels like forever.
        On that same note, I fell in love with Lincoln the minute he was born. I think his story is going to be really good, I hope you all like it as much as I do.

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  2. So bittersweet. You gave us a chance to reminisce all about Stella’s extraordinary life. I think it’s wonderful that she decided to adopt, too. Look at little Brandon, too adorable for words ♥
    As always, the feelings are mutual. Thank you for being a friend.

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    1. I too had fun walking down memory lane with Stella. Her story has been such a big part of my life for so long, I was having a hard time letting go.
      But I think that you all are going to enjoy Lincoln’s story as well.

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      1. Yup, I am picking Lincoln as heir, but his fairytale won’t be revealed until later in the story.
        He is different than Stella, so I am having fun getting into his head and writing for him.

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  3. I’m ready to see what’s in store for the next generation, too. Those kids are adorable! I loved being witness to Stella’s life reflection.

    P.S. What is the new little girl’s name? 😀

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    1. I realized I forgot to mention her name is Willow (keeping with the nature theme).
      Stella has been such a big part of my life for so long that I feel like this reflection is for me more than for her.
      As always, thank you for such nice comments 😁

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  4. What a sweet ending..! ❤ I feel a little sad that we have to say goodbye to Stella and Brandon (as main characters at least), but at the same time I feel excited about the next generation! 😀 Those toddlers are so freaking cute ❤ and I love that she adopted another little girl!
    Can't wait for the new generation!! ❤

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    1. Her name is Willow. She has been with the Charmings for only a short amount of time but she has become a total Daddy’s Girl.
      I think that you all are going to really like Lincoln’s story. Which is still in the very early stages of development (meaning I don’t have very many screenshots as I would like).

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