Vince started work today and it went much better than I expected. I thought our HR manager would have some questions about his immigrant visa or ask for something we don’t have yet (his new Social Security card, for example). As usual, I worried for nothing. He was in and out of her office and starting his first day of work for the 2013 season in just a few minutes.
Today, I was finally able to really breathe, relax, and let go of all the worries and stress that come along with the immigration process. It was exactly this time last year that I was gathering paperwork, filling out countless forms, and beginning our journey to making Vince a permanent U.S. resident.
Oh, the stress that 12 months of bureaucratic red tape and rules can cause!
In a few months time we will have to adjust his status, but other than that, we are done!
We can now focus on building our lives together in Alaska and, eventually, even starting a family.
But first things first…we have to make it through this summer in one piece!