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Well, I'm not in Crimea anymore... but my husband is. I'm lucky to have amazing friends and family but this whole thing feels like a giant living hell. I met the guy of my dreams after losing everything I had... I'm not going to let everything I love slip away from me again.

I started a fundraiser for myself. I guess I've been gone a long time. Maybe you don't know this but I'm pretty good at raising money for other people. I would never think of doing something like this for myself though... but I have to support a family in Ukraine, pay for an immigration lawyer, and a zillion other expenses that have all just fallen on me like a ton of bricks. We have to put our family back together. If you can help monetarily, awesome. If you can't, please send prayers, well wishes, warm fuzzies or whatever our way... along with any practical advice you may have. We need all the love and support we can get. Love!



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Apr. 3rd, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way. I'm sure what's happening in Crimea right now is really difficult.

I'm sort of confused though, in less than a year you met this guy and married him? That's quite a whirlwind.
Apr. 4th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. We really need them right now.

Yes, we've been married for five months now. I understand that from the outside our relationship may seem hard to comprehend. We've only known each other for about a year and a half, that's true. We come from very different cultures, that's also true. It's definitely been a whirlwind but I wouldn't change any of it.

We met through a language exchange program. We wrote back and forth for seven or eight months and then I went overseas. We have a connection that's undeniable. I think he's the most beautiful person I've ever seen. That said, it was his character I fell in love with. In a place filled with corruption, he chooses the honest path even when that makes life ten times more difficult. He puts his family and the needs of those around him ahead of his own needs. He's so devoted and loving.

What we have is something I've really never experienced before.
I'm definitely a little bit biased but I think ours is the most amazing love story of all time. I can't wait to share it with our children... I know Max will be an incredible father. For the first time in my life, I feel like things actually make sense. When you find something this precious, you never let it go. So yeah, it's been a whirlwind, but I'm willing to hold on.
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