Serena had been dreaming about this moment for as long as she could remember, Sierra had finally found happiness, she had finally found someone to love her wholly. Serena had wanted this for her sister for a long time. Sierra had so much sorrow in her life, she had lost so much, from the Cancer, but at least she had not lost her joy, and the cancer was once again in remission although the reminders would always be there.
" Serena itís been so long since I have felt this happy, so long since I have felt so complete." Sierra was felt tears of joy stinging her cheeks.
" You deserve this Sierra, you deserve this and so much more."
" Actually the Lord has given me more than I can ever deserve, he gave me the free gift of salvation." Sierra said smiling.
It amazed Serena at how Sierraís Faith had remained strong even in the worst of times, and now her faith was stronger than ever, sure the Cancer had taken her legs, but it had not taken her life, nor had it taken her spirit, and it hadnít even taken her dancing from her, because she learned that you didnít necessarily need legs to dance.
Sierra was happier than she had ever imagined she could be now though, she was in love, a wonderful man had captured her heart, and she had captured hers. It was as close to a fairy tale as Sierra had ever dreamed of getting, and it was a great feeling, being in love, not being sick, all of it was great.
" I was afraid no one would ever love me, at least not the kind of love like this, after the amputations now I know how blind I was being. I was letting myself get washed up in self pity."
" You are the last person I would accuse of having self pity Sierra, you are the most selfless person I know. Look what you did for Kelly and her family, when that poor little girl was dying, even after you got sick again you were there for her Mother."
" I was only doing what I felt was right."
Sierra grew quiet once more, and Serena felt guilty for mentioning Kelly, because she knew Sierra still grieved over the nine year old who died from Cancer, and Sierra had lived through it. Sierra still had trouble understanding why the little girl had to die.
" Iím sorry I shouldnít have brought up Kelly."
" Itís okay itís important to remember, but I just canít dwell on the memories."
" Have you set the wedding?" Serena asked her sister, changing the subject.
" Of course not, wouldnít I have told you the second it was set?"
" I guess youíre right." Serena said smiling at her twin.
Sierra could not stop smiling from ear to ear, Darrell had asked to marry her, and she had agreed, and even though the date was not official, she had a good idea when she would set it for, talking about Kelly had reminded her of a promise she had made, and they would most likely be married on what would have been Kellyís thirteenth birthday.