My engagement to Jesse and...

My daughter accepting him into our lives

I had given up looking for the "right guy...

Jesse worked with me at LongHorn Steakhouse for the better part of two years. The last eight months of that, he had been begging me to go out for drinks, a movie, dinner, ANYTHING together. My good friend since middle school had passed and I was very upset and heartbroken. The next day, I finally took Jesse up on his offer to go out for drinks. Things went so well that we continued to see each other outside of work. After a while, he met my daughter, Elena. We were in a great, happy, healthy relationship with each other, and found separate jobs elsewhere to avoid any possible confrontations at work. In February 2013, he asked me if I would marry him, and I said yes. One giant thing for me was my daughter accepting him. If she didn't accept him, I couldn't. Her biological father is nowhere to be seen, heard, or even located. One day, she told me that Jesse was her Daddy, and that settled any doubts I had in him being accepted by my daughter. She now has a great Daddy and a loving Mommy. We have been living together and couldn't be any happier. I am blessed every single day to have a wonderful man by my side, and my daughter's, who would do anything and everything for us, and I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together as the Freeman's. I am very lucky and so very blessed.

If I were to win the $250, I would put it towards the wedding fund we are trying hard to put money aside for. I don't want a big wedding, but I have a big family and none of them are from my state... they are as far as California and Hawaii, which is completely across the country from me. I would like them all to be able to come this September, even if that means helping them come this way for my wedding.

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