Three years ago today..I received my visa to come to the US and marry my wonderful MrD. It had been a long year of working hard.. forms to fill in .. providing evidence.. background checks.. medicals and interviews. And a heck of a lot of money..including travel to interviews and my plane fare to the US.. about $3,000
It didnt stop when I got here. I had to have an ID card... a social security number and then a Green Card.. More forms..evidence.. sitting in waiting rooms...and money
Last month my Green Card and my ID card ran out. Sitting for a couple of hours in the DMV waiting to renew my ID card wasnt too bad. $29.. and they let me keep a headscarf over my balding head for the photo
But the Green card..loads more evidence was needed.. and loads more money. Luckily I have had a letter to say that I can stay....for a year anyway. The time will be extended once I have my biometrics interview
All that paperwork really does my head in. And all that money to be here. I am very blessed that MrD loves me enough to work so hard to pay our way. He never ever complains about it.
Now I have more paperwork to do... but this time I dont mind. I have to change my name on my passport which means sending it back to the Uk. I havent changed it since my marriage... but now I have a reason. My tickets are booked and Im going back to the Uk for four weeks to be with my daughter when she has her baby. Its so exciting and cant wait to hold my grand daughter, I will also get to cuddle my grandson. I can hardly wait.
Love and Hugs