I returned to Germany to wait out the Immigration process. I had taken our Immigrant application to the post office that morning and after a quick lunch, J had taken me to the airport. It feels surreal talking about this right now.
We both had no idea! that it would take 10 months for me to get the permission to enter the US again as a legal resident.
At least, I made it back here before the 1-year anniversary ;)
I remember my mixed feelings, when I left Sacramento last year. I knew that I wouldn’t return to our apartment the next time I would arrive on a plane and I knew I would not go back to my old job. I definitely felt sad and confused about how everything had turned out.
Back in Germany, I was immediately consumed by wedding preparations and my sister made sure I had no time to be sad and contemplating. One day after my arrival, I was looking at potential reception places and wedding gowns. My sister was more excited [and better organized!] than I was ;)
It was a great and exciting time. I enjoyed and appreciated the time with my family, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to see them for quite a while once I return to the US.
It’s just hard to believe that is has been a year already!