Friday, August 20, 2010

The REAL Letter to Ellen...

I had to condense my original letter which was pretty nice, down to 1500 words or fewer, that includes spaces! So...Here is the abridged version that I actually did send to Ellen today. There was a "Dear Ellen" at the top, but I had to cut it! LOL

Four years ago, I had it all. When the economy went down it took me with it, my home, my business, everything. Since then, I have fallen in love and become engaged to a wonderful woman, Caroline. She lives in England, and I am in California. She can’t live here legally, but I can go there. I am working hard to make that happen, and although things are tough, I have received a lot of help from my friends.

Elizabeth has let me live in her home, and sacrificed half her garage to let me have a work-shop for the past year and a half RENT FREE, and I feel my debt to her is enormous. I often think “there but for the grace of god go I” when I see homeless people.

Tauni spent $600 on veterinary care for my dog Winston, to get him what he needs to be able to travel to the UK without being quarantined for 6 months. She has also hired me to do some work for her, and insisted on paying when I’d have done it for nothing.

Faye and Sarah have sent me $200 American cash, through the post from England so that I could get my passport application in, and I never asked them for a thing. They are both currently unemployed, and with two kids, six cats, and a dog, it might as well have been $2000!

Even though my life is really hard right now, between Caroline, and my friends, I have never felt so lucky! I am going to find a way to get to Caroline, and marry her, but if you could help me thank the people who’ve given so much to help me, it would be incredible!

Kindest regards, Tracy


Alexandra said...

Hi Cupcake, long time since we last bad! But saw the link for this over on FB so came to have a read. Damn, you nearly had me crying there. I know exactly where you are and what you are going throu (to a point) when I saved up to move to Canada to be with my love. I really do hope you make it to be with Caroline, and more, that Ellen answers your plea, and helps you thank your friends, who sound awesome! Can you get better friends. :)

Baino said...

Ah I remember the first one. I hope you get a positive response. Your friends sound awesome, really awesome.

RED MOJO said...

Alex, Thanks. I know you've been in a similar situation, and I have to say that I feel as though I'm running through Jello! My friends have surprised me in wonderful ways, I really am blessed.

Baino, Ha..I didn't actually send the first one, it was more of a wish really, but this one is real, and it's nice to know my friends are too! :)

TheWeyrd1 said...

I'm glad your long distance (soon to not be long distance) is working out better than mine. And I don't have to leave the country...but alas. It's not so great for me. You are very blessed.