Month: March 2015

Days 1 & 2: October 14 – 15

My Real 90 Day Fiancé: October 14 – 15, 2014 Today has been a whirlwind of emotions. It started with the nerve wracking drive to the airport. Over the past 10 months I’ve dreamed of this momentous occasion when I would watch him walk through the airport gate, heavy with anticipation of his facial expression when he recognized me holding a sign with his name on it. I thought my dream was going to be shattered when I got on the interstate and two lanes were shut down causing traffic to be completely stopped. I went from being a happy ball of nervous energy to irrationally sobbing in the car, cursing the world for ruining what was going to be the perfect end/beginning to so many months of paperwork and waiting. After being a complete emotional wreck for about 10 minutes, traffic finally pushed through. I sped like a maniac to the airport, parked, and ran to the terminal—mostly for nothing. He didn’t actually come through the gate until almost midnight, but hey, I got to hold my sign …

Malcolm X

If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there’s no progress. If you pull it all the way out, that’s not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven’t pulled the knife out, much less healed the wound. They won’t even admit the knife is there. –Malcolm X

My Real 90 Day Fiancé (MR90DF): Before the 90 Days

Yikes, it’s been 7 weeks since my last post! Wasn’t intended, but when Carnival season starts down here, your every day plans get suspended. So to continue…many folks watched the TLC show and followed it weekly to keep up with the drama as it unfolded. Maybe those couples were real, I don’t really know, but the way they framed those stories couldn’t have painted a more skewed (fake) picture of the process and its requirements. Petitioning for your international fiancé is a highly scrutinized process and a pain in the ass–so much so, that if you didn’t really like that person, or weren’t 100% committed to whatever fake story you’ve crafted (that is, if you’re trying to fool the government, which I wouldn’t recommend, since it’s fraud), then it really wouldn’t be worth your time, money, or energy. Efrem and I started compiling all of the documentation we needed in December 2013 to meet the requirements for the first step of this process, which is completing the I-129F, or Petition for Alien Fiancé . We …