Peter daughter's wedding
Organized by: Peter Cretu
Hello my name is Peter . I leave in Honolulu Hawaii with my wife and two children. I have do older children 21 and 20 years old that have been separated from me in 2001 when their mother decided to share her life with somebody else. We haven't been in touch for the first 7-8 years until Facebook came along and the kids we're able to open their own Facebook account. January 2016 I had the pleasure to speak with my daughter on the phone for the first time in 15 years. It was a good conversation and since then we have been in touch. Late February early March I have asked them if they would like to come over during summer break and they agreed to come and see us . Since my daughter had a boyfriend at that time I offered for him to come with them so I purchase tickets for all of them to fly over. In the meantime they got engaged and already planning the wedding for early September. Now I am happy that her future husband is coming along so I get to meet him. . Of course I was happy to answer positively when she asked if we could come and be part of this special event in her life. Wedding And that's where the struggle comes in. I don't have the fonds to cover this travel expense. The ideal would be for All 4 of us my wife and two children to go to the wedding as her invitation was for all of us . If we are going to be in Austria Vienna for the wedding then we will need to go only few hundred miles away to Romania and see my mom the grand mother of my children . They have never seen her and she has never seen her grandchildren. I have asked her to come over but she couldn't make it since her health is not good. Besides that I have my older sister that lives near my mom and she also has been sick for the last couple of years . She has serious lung problems , had surgery in the past and now is not good. So I'm thinking our total time to be with family would be three to four weeks and to cover all that expense airfare hotels rental car food it's something that I cannot afford. Plus while we are gone we still have to pay our rent here and other few expenses. Anyway this is my story, a small segment of my life I'm sure that there are a lot of people out there in similar situation or worst . I really wanted to go to the wedding and also see my family in that side of the world. At this point I don't know is this is going to happen but whatever is...... is. I don't know how to get the extra money I tried to work extra hours and do whatever I could . I will have some extra expenses with the kids coming over the summer . Leaving expenses are high here in Hawaii , we live in a modest apartment that we pay $2,000 rent and that is considered chip for a 1000 square foot apartment. We are happy with what we have so far or at least I am happy , my wife would like to have a little better than this but between wants and needs I think it's a long way.