Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Free Day of Coordination Contest Entry - Abigail and Darrell

Darrell and I met in High School when we ran on the same Cross Country team.  I had a crush on him, but if you ask him how he remembers me he would say "all knees and elbows." 

About 13 years passed and the end of a bad marriage brought me back to the area while he came home to help his mother who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  One night I recognized his profile on MySpace and sent him a message.  We were soon our first date.  I waited five months and when I knew I wanted to be with him forever I introduced him to the most important people in my life, my son and daughter. 

 For the last four years he has been by my side.  It hasn't been easy.  We were separated for months when I helped my grandmother who broke her hip.  I've also underwent four surgeries to deal with chronic pain.  Then in 2010 my car was struck on two separate occasions by another car through no fault of my own.  I can't tell you how frustrating it has been dealing with even more pain while trying to plan a wedding.  Physical Therapy has greatly helped, but going three times a week is a huge time commitment. 

Our budget is less than $5,000.00 so almost all the details are DIY and I would be sad if any were forgotten on our wedding day and that is why I desperately need a day of coordinator.  We have a few friends who have offered to help and it would be great to have a professional to pull it all together on June 4, 2011 in Marietta, PA.  Thanks so much for the opportunity!  Winning this would make me feel less stressed and incredibly blessed!!!


Kathleen Frances said...

Good luck you guys! You definitely deserve it!

Allyson said...

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We had a DIY wedding too. It was not only saved us a ton of money but also made our day very special and personal to us. Best of luck!