Salutations to you all,
I apologize for my abrupt departure yesterday. My little granddaughter needed some time with me and I just could not refuse, I hope you understand.
Today is a busy day while I prepare for a busy weekend. Carlisle and I are going on a hiking trip for the long weekend. However, I thought before I run out, I would answer a few more questions.
Mss. Willowtree, the cottage was already there, it had been built over a hundred years ago. Bella and Edward were in a way, an excuse for me to be able to renovate and bring it back to its former beauty and charm. It was easy to do. After spending so much time with my wonder new daughter, I simply knew deep inside that she would appreciate it being restored. Bella enjoys the beauty of simple things, she delights in the wonder of nature, so it was quite simply a matter of being that stone cottage back to life. I was required to make a few improvements (per Alice's request, or more importantly strongly suggested) but I feel it was an outward expression of their love for each other, their new life together and a small piece of the love we have for them. I am very proud of my family and I love each one of them very much.
Mss. Pennybug84, like any mother, I have only ever wanted to see my children happy. At first, I thought when he said he was leaving, that Bella may have been coming with us, however that was not the situation. Even though I knew in my heart that Edward may have been making a mistake, it was not my place to persuade him, although my thoughts to the contrary may have heard. Edward would never do anything to hurt Bella, I knew that then, he thought he was doing what was best to protect her. He felt our world would destroy her and he would do anything to prevent it. Carlisle and I discussed it, privately, away from Edward, we agreed that this matter was Edward's responsibility. As heartbroken as we were, it was not our place to dictate to Edward in regards to his mate. We hoped in by abiding by his decision in a short time he would realize that this course of action was not the best choice and we would return. As you see, though, all things happen for a reason and our son has his wonderful wife and they are most happy and so blessed to have Renesmee. We are all blessed.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and I will try to come back again sometime soon now that I am getting used to this form of communication. It has been lovely conversing with all of you.
Earning sainthood by raising five teenagers for eternity.