Well for all of you who have been following our story and those who have contributed to the process of applying for our Fiancee Visa by sending in your emails to support us, the moment has finally come! I was a actually chatting live with Mary on Skype yesterday and decided to go and check our status on the Immigration Services website like I have done a zillion times, and WOW!!! There is was!!!
“Post Decision Activity
On February 9, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E).”
I got so excited I had Mary laughing her patootie off. I guess I treated this the same way I did home sales when I was in real estate. Each step along the way was nice, such as the accepted offer, the passing of contingencies, etc., but I really didn’t get excited until the actual closing occured. And it was that way with this: I just didn’t want to get too excited until the official word came that we were approved. In some ways, I still feel like it hasn’t sunk in yet. There was just so much time, so much research, so much gathering of information, so many phone calls, so many people telling us to get a lawyer instead of just doing this ourselves, I guess in some ways I took on the beliefs of The Others and wasn’t fully convinced we could do this on our own. But we did! And now I’m just SO EXCITED!!! WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!
So there are still some more steps to take and some more time will go by, but that’s all just academic at this point because the one main, big hurdle is passed and now it’s just a matter of time until we are together again.
With much deep love and gratitude to all you who have helped us, thought positive thoughts, prayed for us, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!