Arrangements have been made for Rena and Spencer to marry at
Cupid’s Garden, a seaside wedding location with a full service bar.
Rena is breathtaking in her wedding gown. When it was
purchased, she never thought that she’d be wearing it just a few
As the guests make their way over, Rena and Spencer share a few
private words together.
Candy watches her son and Rena as they prepare to say their vows.
Although she’s happy for them…inside she feels a bit melancholy. With all
that she’s accomplished in her life, finding true love for herself was not one
Candy reflects on her failed marriage to Sam and her attempted
relationship with Yusef, a few years back, when he visited from Egypt. She
thinks back on all of her unsuccessful work flirtations, after all, no one want
to date their boss.
As Rena places the ring on Spencer’s finger to seal her vows, Candy
thinks about how she compensated for her lack of romantic love in her life
by marrying her job; taking it to bed with her at night, hiding her secret
desires and unfulfilled needs behind it. This felt safe to her, because she
thought that work could never betray her like her ex-husband did.
Spencer says his vows and places Rena’s ring on her finger to seal
Rena and Spencer are now husband and wife. They kiss to
cement their bond.
Rena now has a family, Spencer now has a wife and Candy has
another daughter. Life is great, but suddenly seems so short to
Candy is not sure how much time she has left in this world, but she knows
that her days are numbered…numbered…how many days fill the end of
her life’s calendar? Does she really want to live out these days feeling
sorry for herself?
Watching Spencer and Rena stare at one another with love filled
eyes helps Candy come to a decision. Right here, right now,
Candy decides that she is going to love herself for as long as she
She sees the passion in Rena’s eyes and decides that she will have that
same passion when she gazes upon herself from now on. No more will
she look at her body in the mirror with disgust. She will cherish every line,
every wrinkle, every perceived imperfection.
Unknowingly, Rena and Spencer’s love for each other and desire to live
the rest of their lives by each other’s side has taught Candy that she can
have that same love and desire…that’s she’s had it all along. That it has
always lived within her.