My stomach was roiling with satisfaction and uncertainty. Anticipation and finality.
After compiling the final immigration package for my US Naturalization, I got Seth to look over everything, then took a deep breath and signed where needed.
The package got sealed.
I handed it to Seth, and he put it in his bag to mail off on his way to work.
The final step to process. The beginning of the end.
We could have moved anywhere in the US during this whole immigration stuff, but we like it here in Portland, and we wanted to show stability in our paperwork, so have stayed safe and comfortable. Now after almost 6 years, immigration is almost over. We will not be able to use it as an excuse to stay in our comfortable ruts. There will be nothing holding us down, and so there is the very feasible and needed choice to do the drastic, do the scary, leave our comforts, step into the unknown.
But not quite yet! Whew!!!
I just got the appointment notice for biometrics, which will be in two weeks, and then will still have to have an interview and civics test.
It is all very exciting. It is a hovering reminder that time moves quickly and there is only so much of it. Use it wisely. How am I preparing my family? We will move soon. Will we be ready?
Still so many questions.