I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Partially because nothing has changed with our situation & also because I’m trying to be careful about sharing too many public opinions about the people that are controlling our lives.
It’s been 6 months since I left Lyon. 6 months of waiting & hoping. We have been waiting on an interview date at the French embassy since February of 2019, something we were told would happen within 2-6 months from then. We’ve now hit the 2 year mark from when we began the visa process, and still have no news about when this will all be over. I have lost count of how many senators & congressman’s offices I’ve communicated with and no one is ever willing/able to help or do anything for our situation. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common thing happening with everyone who is trying to enter the U.S. for whatever reasons. The process of waiting has tripled, more people are being denied, & there is absolutely no rush in helping these people/families. I’m sad to think of all the other families who are currently separated & unable to get answers. We have reached out to everyone we can & have zero control over this situation, and even have the possibility of being denied at the end of it all.
It has been the hardest 6 months of our lives. Excited to move back to America to pursue dreams we have, and then getting stopped along the way. I’m in Denver ready to move forward & Will is stuck in France, ready to leave & start his life here. The 4+ years we have been married, we knew we hadn’t found our long-term home. We are anxiously waiting being together again so that we can finally start to settle into a life here & build something that will last.
Please continue to pray for us through this time of waiting. Please pray for the other families that are separated, waiting to be approved. Please pray for the other dreamers who are just wanting to live the “American dream” & pursue things that they can’t pursue in their own country, but are still waiting. Please pray for the refugees who are fleeing the dangers of their own country & seeking a wonderful and safe life in America. From experience, it’s an extremely stressful & exhausting time with no guarantee that the time, travel, paperwork, & money will actually be successful.