There was a problem though. I lived in Illinois with my three children. She lived in Australia. We talked on the phone for hours. For months. I needed her here. She needed to be here. At the end of 1999, she sold everything. She quit her job, left everything behind and after 20 hours on a plane our lives together officially started.
She came here 15 years ago..We have lived in fear. but through it all we remained strong and committed. We have not asked for any help. I've worked my butt off to support us. It hasn't always been easy but it's been worth it.
Now we are legally married in the state of Iowa and our union is federally recognised by the US Government. We have found a kickass lawyer who is going to help us change her status and she will at the end of the process become an American citizen. No more fear!!!!!
I'm not the only one who needs her here. We have built a life together. She has become a mom to my kids. She is a much loved Grammy to two amazing little boys! They need her here! We also have amazing friends who would miss her too.
It is going to cost roughly $5000.00 to get this whole process accomplished. Neither of us feel good about asking for help. We are givers...BUT she NEEDS to stay here and we humbly ask for your help...
We know times are tough for everyone..Swallowing our pride is difficult to say the least...
If you are able to, please help us.Every little bit helps and if you have already donated. thank you so much ...From her..From me.. and my kids and two little boys who adore her and would be devastated if she was gone..
Thank you for your consideration and for your continued love and support. It means the world to us as do all of you.
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