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Finally returning to the US!
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Atheist
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Back in the Good Ole US of A
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Oct 11, 2015, 10:07 AM
 
Hey guys. Although I don't participate much I still frequent the site almost daily just to see what's on everyone's minds. For those of you that have been around a while you may recall I was forced to make a rather significant decision 10 years ago. My same-sex partner's F-1 student visa was expiring and if we wanted to stay together I would have to quit my job, leave my friends and family behind, and join him in his home country (Trinidad & Tobago). We've had some major highs and lows (my partner was shot in February of 2014 and lost 2 fingers off his right hand) but we are now finally able (thank you Supreme Court) and ready to return home to the US. We are in the final stages of getting his F-1 fiancé visa (which is an ordeal in and of itself) and anticipate returning in January to be married.

It's crazy where life takes you. For me it was 3 countries in 10 years...it sounds romantic but it's been exhausting. Now begins a new journey back in the US where we hope to soon start a family. Kinda scary at 52 years old but what the hell... it's what I've always wanted and I'm now able to achieve it.
     
Mike Wuerthele
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Oct 11, 2015, 10:22 AM
 
Sounds like the return will be good for you both. Welcome back (in advance), such as is the state of the country right now.
     
Spheric Harlot
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Oct 11, 2015, 10:58 AM
 
I've been wondering whether the recent civil liberties advances would affect your status.

Good to hear!
     
Jawbone54
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Oct 11, 2015, 11:26 AM
 
Glad you'll be back in the US. Hope the Internet speeds don't disappoint you too badly.

     
subego
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Oct 11, 2015, 11:55 AM
 
I've definitely followed along, and am utterly thrilled for both of you!
     
turtle777
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Oct 11, 2015, 01:26 PM
 
Great news, welcome back home.

-t
     
Atheist  (op)
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Oct 11, 2015, 02:24 PM
 
Thanks guys! We certainly are looking forward to it.
     
OAW
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Oct 11, 2015, 02:56 PM
 
Nice!

OAW
     
andi*pandi
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Oct 11, 2015, 09:29 PM
 
Great news!
     
SSharon
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Oct 13, 2015, 09:52 PM
 
Welcome home and kudos for doing things the right way and dealing with all the bureaucracy and paperwork to get your fiance here.
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The Final Dakar
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Oct 14, 2015, 09:27 AM
 
Congrats, man. You're patience was rewarded.
     
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Oct 14, 2015, 09:34 AM
 
Welcome home! Some things have changed for the better.
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