I have never done entered a program like this, but I hope that what I am writing will help fulfill this blank filling I have. My name is Linda, I am 31 years old. I will be getting married in a week. I am very happy and then I am sad. I will be marrying a wonderful and great guy, but over the last year and a half we have been down a very rough road. He has not only helped me emotionally but also financially.
In January 2000, I received a phone call from my father. He told me he was being admitted to the hospital and wanted me to be there with him. As a daughter would do I left to go be with him. By the time I got to the hospital they were already running test and had put him in ICU. I didn’t realize that he was sick. Over the next few months I was flying back and forth to be with my father during numerous hospital admissions and surgeries. By this time I was financially strapped.
In June 2000, I had major foot surgery. My dad was scheduled to have a very serious surgery the following week. I would not be able to be there for that. My fiancÃ© was going to be with him, but it didn’t work out.
The next week my dad had his surgery. I knew that after this surgery he would go to ICU for a couple of days. A few days went by and I called to see if he was out of ICU. He was not. The next day the hospital called me and requested that I come to the hospital. So on crutches, my fiancÃ© and I got on a plane and flew down. When we got to the hospital we realized my dad was now blind, and had a stroke. At this time we canceled our wedding. We were going to be married in October 2000.
We agreed that I would stay at the hospital with my father until he could leave. My fiancÃ© stayed with me for a few days and then left to go home and go to work. Every weekend he would fly down and takeover while I recuperated from my surgery and helping with my dad. In September my dad was put in a nursing home near me. By this time I had tapped out all of my savings and my fiancÃ© was working overtime.
The year 2001 has changed my life. My fiancÃ© and I have scrapped to save so we can be married in November. He told me that I deserve the best of everything. I recall a conversation that he had with my dad. He told my dad that one day your daughter will have everything and I will take care of here. You won’t have to worry. On a beautiful sunny day in March my dad passed away. I felt so lonely but, I feel he is with me everyday. Once again, we spent all of our savings on a beautiful memorial service for my dad.
As I write this I cannot help but think of how wonderful my dad was and to know that my fiancÃ© is. You see, everytime we pass a jewelry store he always says, “You will have a beautiful wedding ring one day. I promise.”
So as I close, I wish that you could help us Adopt A Diamondâ„¢. It would be very well taken and cared for.