Hi, my name is Mike, 64 years old, widowed for over five years now. married for 26 years, mostly happy years. terrible loss to cancer, i still miss her everyday. she was taken too soon from her life. i’m semi retired, trying to stay busy enough to keep my mind off of that past somewhat. earlier this year, late january i had a long time friend reach out on a instagram hunch seeing my name and profile asking if i was the same person from years past. she wanted to say hi and maybe reacquaint. after seeing each others pictures and a few video calls, we had a special few months of chat. she lost her husband some time ago also. without todays technology, we probably would have never crossed paths, so to speak. the problem is she is in a province of france (yes france). we have put away enough funds for airfare, almost $3000. the travel agency has to affix her/us a 10800 euro travel insurance policy on top of airfare. the 10800 euro is refundable on landing at the u.s. airport. we don’t have the money even as short term as it is to get the insurance. we can pay the money back almost immediately upon her arrival. vera will have to get adjusted to a place she hasn’t been in many years. she was married to a military man, which they landed and stayed overseas. we will have plenty to catch up on and i will get to reacquaint her to a new chapter in our lives. we both deserve to be together to close a chapter as well. this will not be considered an emergency or urgent issue by any means, but is a request to maybe help a couple older friends reunite. at my age, waiting is tough and the 10800 is just out of our means right now. i lost my wife in 2016, i waited 5 years to try the online dating thing. after a handful of fairly awkward dates, this probably was not going to be my particular means of meeting someone.
i have copies of the travel insurance and refund information if necessary. please consider our dilemma for a couple good people just wanting to share time lost. doing things together has so much more meaning than being alone.
our spouses left us all too soon.