I'm not so sure that the wedding will actually take place - please help!
I am writing this letter with tears in my eyes.
My name its Peri Markowitz It’s one month before the day I'm supposed to get married, the day that should be the happiest day of my life. But unfortunately, I'm not so sure that the wedding will actually take place.
My mother has been ill for several years and our house hardly functions.
We are a family of 12 brothers and sisters. Because of my mother's illness, my younger sister and I have taken on the role of helping our father manage all household responsibilities. We help him raise and take care of our younger siblings.
Abba works hard earning his parnassah from an educational institution in Beit Shemesh, but his income is barely enough to cover expenses for even a few days. So I’ve been using my own salary, from working as a graphic artist, to help cover family expenses. Because of this, it has been impossible for me to save money for my wedding day. Now I am approaching my wedding penniless - I don't even have the bare minimum!
The wedding has already been postponed once because of money - because I was ashamed to ask for tzedakah. But at this point I have no other choice, because if I don’t ask for money then I may never get married. It can’t be that I will never be able to marry just because of money!
So I am turning to you, asking you to please help me get to my chuppah and be able to actualize my dream of building a home with my future husband whom I love very much.
I thank you for every contribution and for all the support and wish you all the happiness and goodness in the world. Amen.
I am so grateful for your help - I thank you with all my heart! I will pray for you on my wedding day that you should be zoche to have everything you need in life, and that you should never be on the receiving end.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.