“I Hope We Dance”
My name is Christina and I am writing this to ask for help. My fiancé, Mark, and I met in July of 2019 and fell head over heels for each other. We were both coming out of bad relationships and were scared to death to start something and get hurt again. Needless to say, though, we fought past the fear and fell in love and he is without a doubt the man I am meant to marry.
His previous marriage ended horribly. He was pushed down a flight of stairs by his ex wife and shattered his right tibia and subsequently cost him a 6 figure salary. He was obviously favoring that leg while it was healing and because of that, it made his left hip go bad. He did have a total hip replacement on December 28th of last year, but he is still considered totally disabled. Going from a six figure income to just over $30,000 per year is a very hard adjustment to make and we got way behind on most of our bills. As a result, our credit scores plummeted and now we can’t get a loan or a credit card to help us through these tough times. Neither one of us like asking anyone for help, but we’ve reached the end of our resources and now we are so broke we can’t even eat. We are a firm believer in helping others, even if it hurts us. We both will give our last $2 to help someone in a struggle. He shows me every single day how to be more Christ like and I am so blessed to have him in my life. I have just recently started looking for a job because I was Mark’s full time caregiver and up until his surgery I was having to help him do just about everything; get dressed, get in and out of bed, everything. About a week ago his physical therapist said he was doing so well and I finally felt able to leave and go look for a job. We drained everything we had during these last 2 years paying old bills, current bills, and now his surgeries. We have nothing now except for his disability check every month and it’s gone another 2 weeks into the month. We can’t even afford to eat everyday, much less save for the wedding we want so badly. He wants me to have the wedding of my dreams because I have never been married before. And that was the main advantage of his hip surgery; he could dance with me at our wedding. That’s been his big goal through this whole thing but now we can’t afford that wedding, or anything, for that matter. I’m asking for someone to maybe lend a helping hand so that we can possibly get rid of some of our debt and begin saving for our big day, whenever that will be. I have faith that God will provide a way, even when there seems to be no way. He’s never failed me yet. I don’t really even have a certain amount I am asking for because ANY kind of donation would help us survive. From the bottom of our hearts, both Mark and I thank each one of you who give anything, even if it’s just a prayer and a warm thought. It means the world to both of us. God bless you all!