I would like to give this gift to my girlfriend Sarah. She is a Speech pathologist for Aldine ISD. We have been together for eight years and I have never been able to give her jewelry. We met when we were freshmen in college and have been together since. After graduation I had hoped to get her a small engagement ring, but due to the economy and unemployment I am unable to do so. There have been so many times Sarah has done great things for me and I would like to express the love and admiration I have for her.
Over the eight years we have been together she has been the most loving and caring person I have ever known; she works long hours tiring to better children’s speech and has a second job at an elderly clinic where she teaches stroke victims how to swallow and speak again.
I know that weather I am awarded this ring to give to my love or not she will love me forever, but it would be nice to show her how I feel.
Our anniversary is on October 14 of this year, and I would like to surprise her with an extra special gift.
Thank you for reading,
Robert Keegan Lea
Dear DCI: I write this story not for me but for my older sister. Because I truly believe that it is better to give than to receive, and even if I don’t win this contest just entering it has brought me tremendous joy. My older sister, Cheryl (age 52) has been married to her husband for 25 years. She has never known the pleasure of wearing a diamond on her finger or the absolute pleasure a diamond brings. The only ring she has is a very simple gold wedding band. My sister was the one who asked my brother-in-law to get married & he has never been able to afford to buy a diamond for her even to this day. My sister has 3 children & has sacrificed everything to put my nieces & nephew through catholic school, just so they could have a better education. She never asks for anything in return, and would never think to spend any money on herself, even though she deserves it. My sister is so good hearted that often times she will take in a stray kitty, and provide a loving home. My other sisters and I have all known the joy and wonderful feeling of getting engaged & showing off our beautiful rings to others we know and to those we dont, but not my sister Cheryl. Looking back now, I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for her to see her sisters’ excitement. My sister’s 26th wedding anniversary is coming up in October 2010 & I would love to make this happen for her. How wonderful would it be for him to get this diamond ring & surprise her, it would be the last thing she has ever expected. She probably realizes if she hasn’t received a diamond by now, she probably wont get one. I am hoping that I can change that for her, and am hoping my sister, Cheryl’s story is the selected winner. PS. Her last name really is Jones, and while she may not be one to keep up with, she is one you wont forget.
“Happy Birthday Neema!!” Oh my God, so it was my birthday! “Thank you mother, you are so wonderful!” I said jollily. Knowing that it was my birthday, my mother prepared a deft breakfast for me and brought it in my room. I was at the university level, second year. My sister Aika was working in a government office. She and my father had travelled.
Though my mother impressed me, but I was a little sad since my boyfriend Kelvin had not called me. My mom and I celebrated it happily; I did not want to disappoint her. Suddenly, I received a phone call from him. “Honey, get prepared we are going out tonight, I will come to pick you up at seven, be on time sweetheart! Goodbye, later.” He did not let me talk for a while nor giving me birthday wishes.
“Ooh darling, you are so beautiful” he said while admiring me dazzlingly. I looked stunning that evening. Kelvin was such an extrovert with all the qualities a girl needed. He was working in a telecommunication company. We loved each other sincerely.
He depicted my birthday to everyone by throwing a blast party for me. He also engaged me that night, I was extremely exulted. Kelvin told me sad news when the party was over; he was going abroad for a master’s degree. We both agreed to go and tie knots at the love temple. Nobody could detain us.
Love temple was a place far from town and there is an old man called Kinjengwale. He pierces one finger of a male and female and combine them. Later, he takes a piece of cloth and ties it. After that a woman sucks the man’s finger where it is pierced, likewise for a man. So the two people will stay together forever until death. If anyone of them violates the promise, will be punished severely. That is through illness or being crippled till death. We did that and Kelvin went overseas after few days.
It was a bright day that Kelvin was coming for a short vacation, but I heard enervating news. That the plane had crushed and all the passengers died. I could not believe my eyes but it was true. It took me months to recover with Jack (Kelvin’s best friend) and my mom’s assistance. Jack clinged to me and took me out often. Unexpectedly, we fell in love with each other. I forgot about Kelvin and moved on, he even outclassed him. Jack and I tied knots at the love temple as well.
After several months, I got sick terribly. I attended the hospital with no success. I started fainting, becoming feeble and so nervous; at last I paralyzed my legs and used a wheelchair. Jack never left by my side, he took very good care of me.
One day with Jack at the garden, Kelvin came. We were both surprised to see him until he told us the whole truth. “I did not die as you thought, I had drug dealer friend. At the airport, he kept drugs in my bag and went away with my passport. During check-ups, I had no passport and was caught with drugs. Therefore I had been in jail until now since I could not get a lawyer or anyone to support me.” He finished.
“Neema must be punished for disobeyence. She tied knots twice! The spirits cannot understand anything, so diseases must torture her to death. Otherwise; one of these men should die, for her to live. I give you only seven days.” Said Kinjengwale.
I feared death, my mom just wept. I asked them to help me out but they deserted me. I was despondent until the seventh day, in the morning Kelvin came and said that he was sacrificing himself for me. I told him my last words and hugged him.
When he reached there; Kinjengwale told him, “Your friend sacrificed himself already, but anyone who will see the corpse must die.” Kelvin was hurt and decided to lastly respect his best friend’s body. He came back home and told me so while coughing blood, he died in my arms. I took a knife and pierced it on my tummy. But I was hurriedly rushed to the hospital and got saved. I have remained myself now and I will never forget the two men who died for me. I will never love any man but will cherish their memories forever.
I would like to nominate my mother, Patti, for the Adopt a Diamond Program. My mother is the most hardworking woman I know. She is the mother of 3 girls, age 25 and 11 year old twins. She just turned 50 this year and has been married to my step father for 16 years now. They are the most giving and loving christians I know. The past few years, things have been very difficult financially for them. My step father was a home builder in Dallas where he owned his own business. Things were great until a year or so after 9/11. My father’s company was sued and he was forced to file bankrupcy and lost his business. My mother had to go back to work to help make ends meet by working for family. Soon after, they were forced to sell their home that they had built together. My parents then moved to Florida where my step father found a job. At first they loved it but they quickly realized it wasn’t home. It was very hard on my little sisters being so far away from the rest of the family including me (big sister) since I was at college in Lubbock, TX. During the 3 years they spent in Florida they were unable to purchase a hime since the cost of living is significantly greater versus the Dallas market. Soon the profit they made on their previous home was spent. After the third year my mom decided she wanted to come back to Texas and moved with my sisters but left my step father behind until he could get transfered with his company. My mom and sisters moved in with my aunt and she went to work for her. My step dad was later laid off about 6 months later. This was bad news but he finally got to move back to Texas to be with the love of his life, my mother. Since then, both of my parents work for my aunt and uncle. Working for family has been very difficult for them but it has also been a very humbling experience. They haven’t had their own home for two years. They have switched back and forth living at my aunt’s and my grandparent’s. They just recently moved into their own home on November 30th. They are so excited, especially my sisters. Somewhere in all this stress, my mother lost the main diamond out of her wedding ring. The gold band also broke and she lost several more diamonds. For awhile she didn’t wear any ring, but I got mad at her and made her wear a fake ring that I had wore to my prom. She now wears a totally fake ring that probably cost about 20 dollars and has worn it for more than 2 years. With saving money for a house and saving for my sisters braces and all other issues that have arose, my parents just haven’t had the money for a new ring or to replace the diamonds. My mother has always put her kids first and has made sure we never go without by sacrificing her own wants. Even though my parents have had hard times, they’ve never lost their faith. Through all this, there wasn’t one Sunday that they didn’t give money to their church. This is why I am asking that you please consider my mother for the Adopt a Diamond Program.
Thank you so much DCI,
My daughter’s fiance has the perfect setting for her engagement ring. The setting has been in his family for over 100 years. It is so touching that he wants to give this ring to my daughter, but the center stone is missing. My daughter has said that it doesn’t matter that she doesn’t have an engagement ring and that he can’t afford to fix the ring right now. It may never happen and she is okay with just having a simple wedding band. They have been through so much as a couple and I know that having the center stone put in the setting would make their engagement that much more meaningful. My daughter just graduated from college and can’t find a job, she is determined though to make their simple life just as perfect as she can.
I’m not quite sure where to start our story. James and I met in highschool. We became very good friends and talked all the time. I used to look forward to our weekly phonecalls when I was away at college and I was so excited when I moved back after graduation and he and I started spending time together. Our friendship blossomed into a wonderful relationship. He was my best guy friend and I think we have a strong relationship because we were such good friends first. He has 2 children from a previous relationship, an 8 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. We endured alot of ups and down in the beginning in our relationship, he was dealing with alot of his own personal issues, but we worked through it together and for that I think we have a very strong relationship, especially for our ages (I’m 26 and he’s 30.) We now have an 18 month old daughter together as well. We are a very happy family! He does manual labor in the oil field and I am a teacher so needless to say we are not rolling in dough. Marriage is a HUGE deal for the both of us (both of our parents’ marriages ended in divorce.) We always say that when we get married it will be forever, neither of us believe in divorce. He wants me to have the exact ring I want and he wants everything to be perfect when we get married because he only wants to get married once, but given our financial situation and our struggle to make ends meet that is a not a priority for us right now. I keep trying to explain to him that is not what I need, I don’t need the most expensive ring on my finger, I just want to be his wife and I want our kids to see that parents nowadays can get married and stay together. It is a sign of true committment that is not seen much anymore. James has always been someone who has meant the world to me. He makes me laugh, he is someone I can talk to about anything, and he is an amazing father. He works hard to provide for us, but he’s very hard on himself because he never thinks what he does is enough. I am nominating myself for this chance because maybe if we are chosen it will take some of the pressure off of him and we can move forward with the plans of getting married. I can not imagine my life without him and I’m very happy in our relationship and I long for the day that I can become his wife. Thank you for considering us for this amazing opportunity.
My husband and I where first married 4 months after the birth of our son in 1982. We were both way too young and within 2 1/2 years found ourselfs going our separate ways and getting a divorce. He moved on to Texas and I moved on to Seattle and we did not speak or see each other for 21 years. When his mother passed on, he called my mother in Phoenix to let her know so she could let our son know that his grandmother passed. I decided to call him from Seattle and talk to him. One thing lead to another and I found myself moving from Seattle to Phoenix and within four month on to Texas. Within 24 hours of my arrival to Texas I was hit by a truck which totaled my car and left me going to therapy for a year. After my recovery, we bought a new car and I returned to work. We lived together two years and then decided to get remarried. We have been remarried now 5 years and it has been so much better than the first time around! It is wonderful! We had a small wedding, no family and with only two friends. Since money was really tight (especially after the year I was in therapy) we just bought cheap rings. I would so love to have a diamond ring to symbolize our love and our new love together the second time around.
When I was 10, I fell in love with the boy next door, then we moved. Then I fell for the cutest guy in school, and then I found out he was gay. At 16 I was so lonely, I fel that I would never find ‘Mr. Right’. I couldn’t trust mom to pick me out a husband, so I finally said “Okay God, I want someone who will be my friend, whom I can trust, who cares about the same stuff I do
and likes the same stuff I do.” God said, “There is only 1 guy like that for you.” That was 32 years ago. And people say God doesn’t exist. Boy are they ever wrong! Thanks be to him, I am very happily married.
My name is Yesenia Hutchins and I am the daughter of Margarita & Engilberto Olivera who where married for over 35 years. They have 5 children & 14 great grand children. Last year we had 3 tragic events in our lives of which my mom has gotten all of us through. First my motherâ€™s brother in law passed away in November 2008 the week of Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico. My mom flew right away to be by her 81 year old sister side to give her support through this tragic event. While in Puerto Rico my dad receives a phone call from our older brother the day after Thanksgiving that his oldest daughter Cristina only 19 year old has been hit by a train while being a passenger in her boy friends card killing her instantly. We were all in disbelieving about the news we just received that we didnâ€™t know how to tell my mom as she was so many miles away. I had to call her and give her the bad news over the phone. Needless to say that the news came to a shock at first and then all she could think of is how can she get back to Florida to be by her sons side at such a time. After a week of going through such a tragic situation we all return back to what we believe will be a normal live. I come back to Houston, my mom goes back to Margate Florida and my brother says in Orland Florida. On December 6th 2008 my dad goes out side to smoke a cigarette and when he comes inside the house he is not feeling well. At this time my mom is on the phone with my brother to see how he is doing when our dad holds on to our mom and proceeded to fall on the ground and taking our mother with him. She had to end up calling 911 and my dad was rushed to the emergency room. After they preformed some test my mom and dad were told that what he had was an abdominal aneurism. He only had two options one would be to leave it alone or have surgery. With either one there were some risks involved. If he left it alone it would burst killing him instantly. If it was operated on he would have a 50/50 chance to survive. He of course took the surgery. The surgery lasted over 6 hrs and he was in stable but critical condition. All we could do was just to sit and wait. Two of my brothers rushed to be by our motherâ€™s side. Our dad was doing pretty well the Monday after the surgery. Tuesday morning my mom receives a call from the ICU unit that my dads vitals signs are not doing good and they ask her to come immediately. I was called a few hours later from Gilbert my brother and he told me that he was not doing good and that I need to Florida right away. By the time I found a flight for me and my kids it had been to late. While we are at the airport waiting to board the plane I receive a call from my niece telling me that my dad is dying. I will have to say that I have struggled with this for the past year because my kids and I were not present and able to say good bye. Our mom was surrounded by lots of friend and family at this time. It has been a rough year for our mom that she has struggled at times. She has had some sleepless nights and rough days. She is mostly worried about the rest of us, that most of the times she doesnâ€™t let us know that she is having a rough time. With the one year anniversary coming around the corner I would love for my mom to be able to receive a very nice gift to let her know what a wonderful mother and wife she has been through out these years especially this past year. Please consider my mom for your adopt a diamond contest.
My wife and I have been together going on 15 years this holiday season, however have been married since 11/11/06. My wife is my best friend and I would give her the moon if I could. My wife and I do not have a traditional wedding set, as a matter of fact I don’t have a ring at all and hers is a “LAB” created set with white gold over silver, although pretty not what I want for my soul mate. We talk about getting a wedding set but can’t seem to find the money to actually purchase the set.
She is a hard worker and keeps our family going, if not for her we would be lost. She’s the first one up in the morning and lovingly wakes our son and I up and gets us going, and the last one to go to bed. I work but unfortunately my work is governed by the weather and it seems this has been a very wet season. I would love to be able to give my wife, my best friend, my soul mate a diamond for our Anniversary and hope and pray that you pick me as the lucky person to be able to adopt a diamond for my wife.
Where do I start……My boyfriend(James) and I have been together for 3 years. We have a beautiful son together that is 1 and 1/2.
James and I talk from time to time about what we would do or have at our wedding but he has never asked me. People ask “when are you getting married?” all the time and I always say there is no rush, but deep down inside I cannot wait for him to ask me. I want to have the same last name as him and my son…..to me that means alot.
James has seemed reserved about getting married b/c everyone he knows in his family has gotten divorced and there has been a few on my side as well, so when the conversation comes up he changes the subject. Well a few nights ago we were in a little argument about what bills we are going to pay. And he finaly broke down and said that he has been trying to save up for a ring but everytime he puts money in savings he has to pull back out for a bill or food, or even diapers for Devin. I was heartbroken and happy at the same time. I finaly know why he shrugs off getting married b/c he cant afford to buy me a ring he says “I deserve”
We live pay check to pay checks especialy since last year when I was laid off and his company went bankrupt and we both had to take lower paying jobs. So it makes me very sad that he feels he cant afford to get me a ring, and thats stoping him from asking, even though I told he I dont need anything. So I guess im asking help for him, he is a great father and boyfriend and I wish one day to call him my husband!
My husband and I have been married for 20 years. I finally got my gold band enhanced by a nice solitaire diamond. I was riding MARTA, in Atlanta, and it was stolen from me, and they have never caught the thief. They also took my purse and watch. We can’t afford another one, and unfortunately, we are too poor to have had it insured. The police say they have no suspects and not to expect for much to happen. I am heartbroken. I waited so long for it, and now will probably never get another one again. I have no home phone due to finances. I have a mobile, but it may be cut off by the time you call. But can check emails at the library.
This is not for me. Even though this would be a great gift for myself I would like it if it could go to my brother, Reimundo so he could get engaged the traditional way he would like, to his beautiful girlfriend, Edna. They are both 21 and have been dating for a year and a half. He tells me all the time how he really loves her and can’t wait to marry her but knows that he cannot afford a engagment ring worthy of her or for that matter, a ring at all. Even harder for them is that they just found out that they have a baby on the way. They are very excited but it has been streesful as well. He has decided that in about 3 months or so they will get married. He still doesn’t know how he will come up with the money to buy Edna a ring though but he knows for sure that it will be nothing that he would love for her. He needs to get something quick. The perfect ring will just have to wait maybe years. All the extra money they can save will be going to that beautiful baby that is on the way. I want my brother to feel that he gave a perfet ring to his girlfriend that she deserves for being such a wonderful and caring person.
Thank you for your time,
Our love story started on August 12, 2008. I had recently gotten out of a harmful marriage and starting over with just my two year-old and our prayers. I left my then husband of 10 years with no job (I found a job a couple of weeks later) and just enough money to get by a few weeks. I rented a one bedroom apartment for my child and I to share. It wasnâ€™t much, but it was our new home and the start of our new and peaceful life. To my surprise, this is where I met my soul mate Mason. He was living in the very same complex just one building over. We had bumped into each other briefly one day and a couple of days later he left a note on my windshield of my car to me. The only problem was that I didnâ€™t see it for a few days! I finally noticed it as I was leaving work one afternoon and it was raining. I turned on my wipers and noticed it pinned underneath. I had already gotten on the expressway at that point and was not stopping to remove it. I figured someone had hit my car in the parking deck and that I was going to end up paying for my own repairs because surely that note wouldnâ€™t stay put through the rain; wipers going all at 65 mph for 42 miles!! But, believe it or not, it did stay all the way till I picked up my daughter. I removed it and read it, thank goodness he had used non-bleeding ink! I still held on to it for a few more days until I had time to ponder it. I finally decided to email him and we have been together ever since. After being in a bad relationship before I was apprehensive to say the least. I did not want to repeat my prior mistakes and it wasnâ€™t just for me, but also for my daughter. I wanted her to grow up knowing that a man should treat her with kindness, love and respect. Mason has truly been this example from day one. He is such a blessing to me. During our time together we have maintained separate homes while spending all of our time we can together. I also lost my job; as so many others have; and Mason was strong and supportive when I needed it most. I have since found new employment. We want to get married, but finances always seem to be in the way. Every time we get close something always seems to come up and we have to wait a little longer. I would wait for him forever though, as he would for me. He is truly a selfless man and wants to give me the best that he can. He treats my child as his own and I like a queen. I have never felt more loved and cared for in my life. We always put Selena (my daughter) first and that has kept us from being able to purchase a ring. There is just always something more important to spend that money on! We would be honored to even be considered for a diamond. We already feel blessed to have found one another and are looking forward to the day when we can make it â€œofficial.â€
This may not be the sappiest of stories
, but it IS a story of 2 people (kids )
that fell in love and has beaten alll the
odds of statistics and family thoughts
It all began 1996 ii was 18 (dawn ) he
was 20 (ben) we met at pep boys and
what seemed to be a flirtatious tease
soon will turn into a 13 year love !!! We
became inseparable and i soon
became pregnant and had my boy at
19 …(everyone said we were too young
and it wouldn’t work) but with family
still behind us we managed to get
married in 1999 after our son was
born …. as a girl you have a dream of
the day you will marry your prince
charming …and on november 10 1999
i married him ( and as much as i would
never change that day because it was
amazing) , i do wish i had the simple
things people sometimes take for
granted like pictures , video , a dress ,
even a ring . ( i have bought 4 or 5
rings (cz) because we dont have the
kind of money to spend on a ring ) i
try to avoid questions from friends on
y i keep getting new rings …
well since our marriage we had a
daughter in 2001 ( britney) and in
1994 we sold our first condo (that we
grew out of) and bought our home
!!!!!!! we are known to EVERYONE as
the two who prove true loves does
exists. we are always together and if it
is at all posable more in love today
than the day we got married (who
would have ever known)
Our 10 year ann is coming up on
november 5 were we will be going to
vegas (hopefully we will renew our
vows) and although i missed out on a
lot because we started our lives sooo
young the only dream i have is a ring
on my finger to say i AM MARRIED
and very happily i might add !!!!!
everything happens for a reason and i
was supposed to meet my sole mate
at pep boys , and to have my 2
amazing kids and the most amazing
life i have today .. and a ring is (i know
) a small part of that , but a girl can
dream , right !!! ???? <3
love comes in all different ways and i
am just a simple stay at home mom
living in a simple sweet little house
with my 2 amazing kids (o' and 5 cats
and 2 dogs ) with an amazing and hard
working husband that always has time
to bring us to the drive in or play hide
and go seek or swim , bbq, cuddle or
just pop some pop corn with the kids
and watch only the most amazing
movie of all "enchanted" even if im
not picked know that at any age and
no matter what the world thinks … if u
believe its love , go for it !!!
My son, Jonh and his girlfriend at the time, Trish found out they were having a baby in early 2000. My son was only 18 at the time. The couple, being young, were in no position financially to have a baby, but still their little girl Sandra was born in August 2001. In June of 2003, John and Trina were finally able to get married. Providing for their family was a priority, so they werenâ€™t able to get wedding rings. Then they found out they were having another baby, a son who was born in March of 2006. They are truly a happy and close family, but providing for that family is still the priority. I really believe there could be no one as deserving as this loving couple of a real diamond wedding ring. It is so deserved and would be so appreciated.
My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Back in the early 80s, he went to a pawn shop to buy a gun and instead bought an engagement ring for me!! He put the box inside a beer coozie and handed me the coozie when I came home from work. While this was not what I had ever pictured in my mind, coming from him it was just honest and sweet. I still wear that ring and while the stone is teensy weensy, it still shines with love. Our wedding rings were bought at Target and we got married in our back yard – that we are still married for this long is a testament to the love we have for each other. So, while I manage to â€œcurbâ€ my envious feelings for those ladies with the gigantic diamonds on their fingers, I know that my little diamond ring from the pawn shop was bought with love. We always talked about getting a bigger diamond for me, but as we got older, other needs came before a new diamond so I sit here and smile at my little diamond ring bought from a pawn shop by a man who was and remains my soulmate.
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MY name is Don Faulk. I have been with my girfriend for 4 years as of June 6th this year. W emet while workig together. I was her supervisor and although dating was not allowed between supervisros and their subordinates and after many told us we should just stop, we couldn’t. We found a friendship and a love that could not be denied. We actually both lost our jobs when we were discovered as being togehter and neither of us wanted to end the relationship to save the job. We had faith that everything would work out alright.
We have a great relationship admired by all of our freinds and family. We wanted to get more secure in our career and financial status before furthering our commitment to each other in marriage. We both know we want to be married to each other, but had times either through lay-offs or unexpected financial situations always put us further and further behind. There is so much that we need to do and cannot seem to get over that hump to get a rings opurchased so I can make our dreams come true.
I want to make Dana my wife and even thought she says that any old ring will do, I know what she wants and what she deserves. I always want to give her what she wants in life and I will do whatever it takes to get us there.
We are both good people who work full time jobs. Dana goes to college part time with dreams or becoming an Elementary teacher. We are both volunteers for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I have a 14 yr old son that is an extremely important part of our lives and of ourse child support takes a good lump of money every month too, but I never have faultered on my obligations as I know it is going to serv him.
I believe we should be considered to Adopt a Diamond because like many others we both work hard and live goods lives but can never seem to get ahead. There is no doubt that I want to make Dana my wife and with your help I can make this become a reality.
Hi,my name is Randi and i met my fiancee 18 yrs ago. I was 17 years old at the time. My mothers wish was to see a ring on my finger and for me to have a beautiful wedding. As years went by and financial issues arose, and cancer took the life of my mother in november 2002. Ive seemed to put my life on hold all these years taking care of others. I am now 37 years old and think now im ready to start living for me. I am quite ashamed for I have two beautiful kids and when my kids ask why me and there dad arent married,what i seem to always say is we are and we have been waiting for the right time. My wish is to get that beutiful ring and to plan a wedding for november 2nd 2009. The day my mother passed away. This day would mean so much to me as i know my mother from above and my kids by my side would make this day all so complete.
When i met my now Fiancee he was headed down the wrong path. He was getting into trouble alot with his parents and a few times with the law. He ended gettin shipped to North Texas to stay with family there, until he finally was sent to Job Corps in Dallas. We held on for two and a half years. He would come to visit when he could he would always say that one day we would get married. Well in 2007 i got pregnant with his baby. We almost broke up. He finished job corp and came back home. When he came back home our baby was a few months old. I thouht he came back a changed man well he didn’t. He was still was doing stuff to get him into trouble. Finally around Christmas he had a life changing experience and he realized that if he keeps going down the path he was going that he would end up dead. After that day he was a changed man he got a job and started being there more for the kids and was just an outstanding guy. He finally asked me to marry him he wasnt able to buy a ring he kept saying next month, it didnt matter to me if i had a ring or not. We was planning to have a backyard wedding with family and friends but then they cut his hours at work and he is having trouble finding another job. My mom lost her job and we ended up moving in with them to help out where we can. Then me and the kids got sick and i was out of work for almost two weeks. Now we are not able to have the wedding we want we are just going to go to the court house, it doesnt bother me but i know it hurts him that he cant give me the wedding we want to have or even get me a ring. We are wanting to get married on July 18 2009 but that might change if we cant afford our marriage license. Money is just tight all our money goes to the kids. It doesnt matter to me when, where or how we get married as long as i marry him.
Hi my name is Iris Benitez and I am married to Marcelo Benitez, our anniversary is coming up on June 25th it will be 5 years, we got married because we were in love but also to fix my husbands status in this country, he lost his mother when he was 7 and he helps support his grandparents who raised him and his sister..well we married shortly after we met and I never got an engagement ring due to the fact he worked in construction and the money he made covered rent, food and most importantly the money sent to Uruguay. A couple of years later we found a wedding set at a pawn shop and I truly fell in love with so we put in on a lay-a-way plan it cost 699.99 the day we got it out I cried it was the the first piece of jewelry he had given me! I was thrilled well, recently I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer stage 1 and it has become harder to pay our bills, I am on treatment and he works out of state but like I said money is tight and I’ve to pawn them, it hurts me so much to do that but we have no other choice, I went on ebay and purchased a set for .99 cents! I am serious and I wear it so that way I feel like I have my old set back,as far as my cancer well, I hope that I get heeled, I am only 33 and my wish is for my husband and I to be able to have children, is has been costly and it will only continue that way, but GOD is large and my faith is strong. Thank you for taking the time to read this!
hello , my name is carlos . the reason that i writting to you is my awesome wife of 14 yrs of marriage leslie centeno . she is so wonderful . awesome ,super wife,mother,sister,daughter.
she helps everyone in her family with anything that they ask of her . she comes from a family of six , which she is the youngest of all . i will give you a example like she helps take of her oder brother that has diabetes , she takes him to doctor vists and take him to the store too . making sure that he is alright. leslie also takes our two of three children that we have, to doctors vists,school,and help her mom that also has diatetes too . after she dose all this in one day she comes home tried from doing this ,even alittle extra too. she puts everyone esle first before herself . i always think and try to save for diamond ring . but somtimes we have to pay the bills first or help someone with thier meds or something that they might need . i hope that you it in heart to help or give her a diamond ring that she never had . also we never had wedding bands too. i thank for taking the time to read this and many others stories likes this . thank you . GOD bless you . carlos a. centeno .