asking for help.
It's an issue for me. I love helping others, but hate to ask others for help. But this time, I decided to do so, since I see no other way anymore.
As some of you know, we are a patchwork family. My husband met my wonderful daughter (she was only 2 years old) and me, when we were in the middle of a bad divorce. Both traumatized, scared and in the middle of many changes. He didn't mind.
On one of our first dates, my (our!) daughter threw up in the car. While I was inside the house, cleaning her and bringing her to bed, he cleaned my car and her car seat. I was like "You had me at I wiped away your daughter's vomit".
But honestly, he is the perfect dad and husband and I am more than grateful to have him in our life.
In the past 4 years, we got 3 wonderful sons, moved into a beautiful house in a cute little town on the countryside and are happier as ever.
But there is one problem: due to many stones that we jumped over on our way here, we never got the chance to save up any money - and that's why my amazing husband hasn't seen his family in 4 years.
My heart aches when I think about it. Of course, I miss them too and I would love them to meet our sons, but I can't even imagine how hard it has to be for Ben.
Maybe, you wonder why this is so difficult: well, my husband is American and his family lives in Tennessee and Mississippi. When I met him, he was in the US Air Force. He left the military shortly after, began to study and is now working at a German company.
We visited his mom, 4 sisters (incl. his twin sister), nephew, niece, grandmothers, aunts and uncles when I was pregnant with our twin boys, a little bit more than 4 years ago. We actually got married in New Orleans. It was wonderful but the more it hurt to say goodbye again.
Yes, we faced many problems in the past years, but our family and freinds always supported us and gave us strength. There were many medical problems, but what counts is that the kids are now healthy. I don't even wanna go into detail, since that difficult time is finally over.
But... And again, I hate to ask for favors.... I really really want Ben to see his family again and the sooner the better. Each time we have some money saved up, there is something: cars break down (this happened far too often lately), dish washers, dryers break... Name it, we have had the series...
Each Euro counts. So, in case, you want and can help, just visit my paypal-page. I promise you that it will only go into the funding of Ben's trip to the States!!
Thank you for reading this.