After two years, seven months, and four days, much hassle and sending documents in the wrong direction, then the right direction but the wrong documents, then finally hiring a lawyer and getting it all right, a work authorization card, and a social security number on the way, several cancelled and rescheduled appointments, and finally, today, after a short, perhaps ten minute interview during which I thought I was going to puke, with my lawyer on one side and my husband on the other, it has finally happened:
I am now, officially, a *permanent resident * of the U.S.A.! My Green Card is on the way!
I bawled in happiness the whole way home. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go call everyone I know.