Monday, August 17, 2009


Woohoo! Guess what I got in my mail box today! It was a letter from Immigration Canada stating that they are pleased to advise me that my application to sponsor Kyle has been accepted!

When I read the letter in the car outside the post office I broke down crying. People probably think that I'm crazy, but it was a really happy and relieved moment. Kyle's application has been sent to a different visa office to be processed now.

It's important to note that the CIC website had not yet listed that they even started processing our application at the time of receiving the letter. I'm super hopeful that the permanent residence portion goes as quickly and smoothly - but they say that part takes 5-6 months to process.

We now have a case number, so we can check on our application online - I'll be checking it out religiously no doubt!

It's a small step, but we're one step closer!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I don't have any new immigration news today - but within the next week they should start processing our applications!

As for my husband being in limbo, we have decided for him to leave his apartment and stay at his friends house while we wait for September - that's when he separates from the Air Force and is coming to visit with me. It will really help keep our bills low and help us save for when we have no income coming in.

Things are a little clearer now then they were before. I did not realize how much effort the Air Force puts into making sure you're going to be successful after you leave. They will be paying for storing all his belongings, the moving truck when it's time to move, and distance he has to travel, among other things. I feel so grateful that they take care of their veterans as much as they do.

What comes to mind when you think of a veteran? Probably not a 24 year old, right? I'm still wrapping my mind around that title for my husband, and it makes me giggle.

More news soon!