Give my mom a Honeymoon!

Joane Olivier Start Date: Sep 5, 2016 - End Date: Jan 2, 2017
  • Mozambique

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by: Joane Olivier Start Date: Sep 5, 2016 - End Date: Jan 2, 2017
I want to give my mother the honeymoon she never had. My mom is a wonderful person who has always put other's needs ahead of her own. Her first wedding was not what she wanted as they were forced by my grandparents to get married and therefore didn't have time to plan. They also could not afford to go on a honeymoon. In 2003, my father left us and ran away from the police. He had committed fraud in my mother's name and stole thousands from investors and family members. As it was in her name, my mother had to pay it off and still has some debt remaining. My mother's second wedding was also forced as my stepdad went to go and work in the DRC for a year in order to help pay off some of the debt and so they got married rather rapidly so that my stepsister could live with my mom for that year. They did not have the time or money to go on a honeymoon. She did not have a reception or a honeymoon for either of her weddings. I would like to raise the money so that I can fulfil my mom's dream of finally going on the honeymoon that she has always dreamt of. She is truly an inspirational woman and has always put her family first. It is time that she gets the big day she deserves. I would like to be able to surprise her with an all-expenses paid honeymoon. This year marks their 10th wedding anniversary. Her health is also not very good and I fear that at some point, she will not be able to travel at all.
  • Mozambique