- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I haven’t been on this site in months, but wanted to log in today because I got really sad news and needed some extra love.
I am getting married in Mexico in three weeks and I am so excited!
When we first decided on the wedding, I knew that my older brother Josh would not make it. He was MIA at the time and I hadn’t seen or heard from him in years. A year ago, he had a baby and all of a sudden he was back! He wants to come to the wedding with his new family, but they can’t afford it and I can’t afford to pay for them, as much as I want to.
My younger brother Drew joined the Marines shortly after we got engaged and we thought it was a possibility that he wouldn’t be able to go. Then we found out that all he had to do was fill out some paperwork and take a couple classes. He did it all and bought the ticket, paid for the room and everything. Then, even though he was already signed off to go, someone higher up decided that since he didn’t have a Humvee liscense, he wasn’t allowed to leave the country. We found this out last week.
Today, I got a call saying that my youngest brother Keith can’t go. He joined the Navy and was set to leave on Halloween, a few days after the wedding. They called him today and said that he is leaving two days before the wedding. He could’ve left in June, but set it for Halloweern so he could go to my wedding.
I am devestated. There is nothing we can do. We have 50 people that have already paid to go to our wedding and we already signed the contract. How am I going to not be miserable on that day? I am so excited to get married and so in love, but this is heartbreaking. It’s not fair and I’m starting to despise the military.