Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chillin' and Waitin'



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One of my fellow applicants has FINALLY received her visa today and will be landing as a Canadian resident tomorrow. You can read her blog here, which is full of important information regarding Canadian immigration.

I'm so overjoyed for her that I'm crying. Yes, right at this instant. It might sound silly, because I don't even know her in real life, or really outside Road to Canada, but she's been so fearful and worried (feelings shared by all of us current applicants) and I know that she's soaring sky-high right now.

I prayed so hard that all of us May & June applicants would get residency. So far, we all have, though I'll be the last one to land since I delayed in paying the RPRF (Right to Permanent Residence Fee). But I don't mind; I'm just chillin' and waitin', getting stuff taken care of and tying up the loose ends here.

No more uncertainty.
No more fear.
No more anxiety.
No more being separated from her husband.
A new chapter has begun, and freedom has been attained.


I can't wait until I can take my place among the landed residents.

However, I firmly believe that there was a reason I was supposed to be here for as long as I've been, and others have told me the same thing. Helping Mom take care of Dad when he was so ill... being with Dad in his final days and hours... keeping Mom motivated to get up every morning... It was very hard for me to understand my own strife at first, but after we lost Dad, I slowly began to see the big picture.

These last seventeen months have been an emotional roller coaster that I hope to never, ever experience again in my lifetime. But this roller coaster has made me into a better person, stronger than I would have ever imagined, and it's even strengthened my faith and my marriage.

Immigration isn't for the faint of heart.

13 comments:

Teddy the Boxer said...

Hi, this is Morphia. /wave

Teddy the Boxer said...

FYI, my Blog is old and it's about my dog that I had with my EX. LOL.

The dog is with the ex, and I get to see him whenever the ex needs a dog sitter. Can't wait till my hubby moves and settles in.. we want to get a dog of our own :)

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by and following! I may never get head wrapped around those dang boiled eggs! LOL!

aumie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, I am your newest follower

Shelley said...

Love the dogs!! Following from the blog hop. Hope you can stop by and follow and check out some of my giveaways I have going on.
God Bless,
Shelley
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Crystal said...

Hello! I am a new follower thanks to the Friendly Friday Follow! I look forward to reading your blog!

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Have a great weekend!
Crystal
My Life as Mom and Wife

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Design It Chic said...

Crossing fingers that you'll get the papers sooner rather than later! Best of wishes! Oh and I am now following you thanks to Friendly Friday Follow, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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Hanna said...

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Oh, I have several wonderful handmade giveaways going on right now. Be sure to check them out if you stop by:) Have a wonderful weekend!

jennoreilly said...

good luck on your 'journey' to Canada, it really is the best place to live on Earth (but I may be biased ;))

Found you on FFF, have a super weekend!

Jen M said...

Thanks for the follow! Returning the favor :)
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Cheeky Momma said...

I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by and follow me back. Be sure to check out (and enter) my giveaways while you're there!

Cheers from Being Frugal & Making It Work!

Bursts of Bubbles said...

I can understand how it feels as my husband is from outside the UK. I waited 6 months for him to get a visa to come over, then 2 years later had to apply for a permanent visa and now we're looking into a british passport, its just paper work, waiting, money.... they are trying to make it harder for people to come here which they don't realise the stress/anxiety they put people through. Its even hard getting a job as people look at expiring dates etc... I hope everything works out fine for you