- 3 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
Welcome to our Story. This is a story of love, passion, compassion, and patience. When I was 15 years old I joined a youth program for inner city youth to be connected with jobs and work as interns while earning $100 per week( or every 2 weeks can’t remember but it wasn’t very much)
The job that I was chosen to work for during that summer was a company call Wright and Phillipis which is a medical supply company and at the office that I worked for, they actually made prosthetics for amputees and fitted them and taught the patients how to use their new replacement limbs. I thought it was interesting and was so excited about the job that 3 years later when I went away to college I decided I wanted to be a physical therapist. Well I ended up being a teacher instead because after my first year of the intense chemistry and science courses ruined my teenage social life I made the stupid decision to abadon my dream and go to an easier profession( that made much less money as well)
After I broke up with my college sweetheart, I ended up meeting a guy who wasn’t exactly my type but he showed me the attention to get my mind off my college sweetheart. We dated for 4 months before we were engaged and were married 7 months after we met. Our marriage ended in 3 years after I realized why he was in such a rush to get married ( for U.S. citizenship). He was a cheater, an abuser, and a big fat user…but the greatest things out of those 3 years is that I gave birth to my two sons. When I was disgnosed with thyroid cancer and my exhusband continued to have his extra-maritial affairs, I decided that I would save my life by getting treatment for my illness and fleeing from the torture I endured by his hand, mouth, and lack of love.
I have a butterfly tattoo when I was 21 years old because it symbolizes: freedom and I felt that I was free to be an adult at that time. The thyroid is in the shape of a butterfly and I thought that was signigifant because I lost my thyroid but gained freedom to live the same year.
One year after our divorce was final I decided to get on Eharmony to meet a man who actually had the same interest as me, and would be willing to accept a woman with young children (they were 2 years and 4 years old). Once my paid membership was over I would just keep waiting until my prince charming came along since I had been waiting patiently for so long. The week before my membership was over. I met The Walking Miracle. He was sweet attentive and very nice to communicate with online. When we began to talk on the phone, he told me that he had some medical issues and that he wore prosthetics for his legs. I laughed because ever since I was 15 years old, I had always respected individuals who wore prosthetics and thought that my unique experience with that population made me a better person. So I was excited to meet him!
We met a month after talking and we became inseperable. He told me of his past relationships and how they did not always work because of his medical issues and frequent bouts with the side effects from Lupus, the disease he has fought with since he was diagnosed at the age of 11. The side effects of the disease also prevented him from being able to produce children of his own. He was excited to meet and grow to love my two boys who were young enough to accept him as the role model that they craved due to the absense of their biological father.
So a little over one year since we met, he proposed and we will be married 2 years and 5 days since the day we met. I call my FI my walking miracle because he has had over 10 surgeries for his medical problems, 4 kidney transplants, and both legs amputated, yet his is the most gentle, positive, and hard working man that I know. With all of the problems he has gone through, he still has the energy to be a good companion and father figure to two hyperactive boys.