Steven and I met in June of 2008. It didn't take very long for us to fall in love, we were planning our lives together by that August! We had originally planned on getting married in June of 2010, but in April of that year, a devastating 7.2 earthquake hit our hometown of El Centro, CA. The damage had condemned Christ Community Church, the location I'd always dreamed of getting married in. My mother also worked as a school teacher at this church, so she ended up losing her job that she truly loved so much. We've been putting our wedding on hold, but the financial burden has taken a toll on our plans as student loans pile up as Steven and I help support my mother. This gift from you, Kim, would honestly help so much to make our dream wedding a reality!