This is a picture of my father and I. I am setting this fundraiser up to see if we can raise enough money to have a small modest wedding. I was married for 20 yrs and have 2 beautiful grown daughters. I didnt have a wedding with my first marriage, as my parents didnt have the money back in 1990. After a rough few years on my own, I have met my soul mate. He has never been married and comes from a Catholic Upbringing. It is important to him that he has a church wedding. When he proposed he wasnt even ready with a ring, he took his ring from his finger and just asked on the spur of the moment. I have never worried about a fancy ring, or any of those material things. I believe that its all for show. I appreciate the simple things in life. But I woud love for us to be able to celebrate our connection with our loved ones. But money is super tight right now. My parents live in another state and next week my father starts radiation for stage 3 Prostate Cancer so they wont be able to afford to come for our wedding in August. My mom said my dad would love more than anything to walk me down the isle in August, since he didnt get to with my first wedding.
I have a different outlook on life within the past 4 years. After my divorce, I was diagnosed with Uteran and Cervical Cancer and I did not have insurance to cover my medical bills. So any money I make now is tied up in either wage garnishments or medical collections. But Im not sad, down or even angry and definetly not ashamed to be on here and asking for donations. I am a hard worker and I love life. I just want to be able to give my father the joy of being able to walk me to the arms of my soul mate. My daughters see and comment on how truely happy I am and how I smile everyday with genuine love. Please know that any donation you can give would be appreiciated more than you will ever know.
The money will pay for; the travel arrangements for my parents to be here on our special day, the church rental ceremony and celebration to unite our families sharing our love. Thank you for even spending you time reading my story and whether you can give or not, please live every day to its fulliest and love the simple things.