Just over a year ago, on December 31, 2012, hubby and I received our notice from the embassy that the National Visa Center (NVC) had approved our case and it was being forwarded to the embassy. The last step in our journey was to wait for the appointment to be assigned.
I got the notice first. Hubby was out with friends preparing to celebrate the new year. I was just watching TV. I told him Happy New Year, I'll see you in about 2 months. He was so happy. After our phone call, he of course had a celebration of his last New Years in India. I didn't hear from him till late the next day (his time). He stayed out as late as he could get away with without his parents getting mad and I slept in.
It's hard to believe it's already been over a year since that moment. That was a scary, yet defining moment in our relationship. So much has happened since then. Hubby and I both have been through so many changes together. We've learned so much about ourselves and each other and grown as a couple. We've had our good times, our bad times, and some times we just can't explain.
In the upcoming months, I'm going to tell you our stories. My original intention was to post about these things as they occurred. I tried, I typed and I put all my thoughts in my journal. That was all I managed to do. They were rough, emotional, and not ready for publication. My work, family and home obligations didn't allow for me to go back and reread the post and spell check, etc. before posting. Some of them I needed to be sure that's what I wanted to say.
You all should know by now I can be very emotional and I do have to police some of the things I say when writing these posts. I try to go back over anything too emotional and make sure I wasn't half out of my mind before posting it (proverbially) lol.
Some of the posts I did go back and reread and my thoughts and feelings had changed. Misunderstandings had been resolved and I was no longer sure what to think. There was just no time to overhaul the posts. But I think I'm ready now. Let the cards fall where they may. No matter what I would edit them to say, those who weren't there wouldn't understand them any better. Some of you may even be able to relate.
After thinking on these posts for a year now, I don't think I want to make any changes. Given my history on this blog, the fact you've been here so long and you know my story, it only seems fitting and right to share them in the same spirit I wrote them. So hold on, these next few months may feel like a roller coaster ride.