This afternoon, a full five days after getting my visa / green card in my hot little hand, this afternoon it finally hit me. I do not have to leave my KoD to go back to Canada. I do not have to pack up the car and hit the I-87 and leave my heart here. We are here. We are here to stay. This is now our real home. I no longer have to feel unsettled. I am about to start actively looking for work. I shall receive a social security number in the mail very soon. I am really and truly a NYS resident. I am a legal alien.
Cue Sting….. “I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien, I’m an English(wo)man in New York…”
I am so excited for this next chapter in my life. Well, I guess, this is a new book. Since the KoD and I married 19 months ago I was in limbo until the papers came through. Real life can now start. My mind is a maelstrom of emotions right now – relief more than anything!!