This should have been us today: OK, slight role reversal. Gerard Depardieu is playing my character and Andie MacDowell is in the role of My American. Also, we go without the subterfuge, since we were in love from Day 1. In any case, when we left the U.S. Federal Court House in downtown Spokane this… Continue reading More waiting
Did January even happen? One day, I woke up and it was February. And here I am, living south of the 49th and fully ensconced in My American’s house in Spokane, Wash. With a deadline of April 25 to get married.
It finally happened. I called the National Visa Center and — after almost 80 days of multiple redials and hours left on hold — the sweet voice on the other end said “your case arrived today.” Then on Wednesday, Max had our case number for us.
I get discouraged. Easily. Mostly because I’m not a patient person. Every day for the last three weeks, since we received our second Notice of Action from U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, I have been calling the National Visa Center. When I get a positive response, our case number will be sent to the U.S.… Continue reading The waiting is the hardest part
I bought a dress. It’s the dress I plan on wearing to the courthouse or wherever we end up getting married. More on that another day (Vegas, anyone?) but first, ordering the dress. It may seem like a benign moment to some. It was, however, a small milestone on a recent journey of struggle.
Today, I met a doctor with a wry sense of humour. When it comes time to head to Vancouver and have the medical for my K-1 visa application, I have to prove I’m immune to a lengthy list of communicable diseases, including chicken pox, mumps, measles and rubella. A Canadian girl in the 1970s remembers… Continue reading An immunity idol to get off the island
I knew 2014 was going to be a big year. By now, many of you know My American popped the question. And thus, a new journey begins. Today, we received our NOA-1, a Notice of Action that our K-1 visa application is now under adjudication at the California Service Center. That’s right. The girl with… Continue reading A new journey