Five months is a long time.
A long time feeling like your life is out of control, unsettled and in transition. But with a single email, we can see an end in sight.
After submitting all of our applications, passports and biometric information two days ago, we got word that they are safely in the hands of the UK Border Agency’s New York office and we should have a response on our visa within 15 working days!
That’s right, five months (and counting) and here we sit mere weeks away from being able to return back to Liverpool. Praise the Lord.
Like previously mentioned, there is some comfort in knowing that the timeline and decision from here on out is completely out of our hands – we have no ability or power to speed up or alter the outcome.
We’re grateful for the prospect of these difficult few months coming to a close, and excited about the chance to enjoy lots of quality time with family and friends before we board another plane.
Please continue to pray for favor with the decision-makers regarding the visa, and for a quick turnaround. We will keep you updated with any news.
Aaron + Kelly + Merritt
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PS: We found a little humor in the tedious nature of our application, when we went to get passport pictures taken for the new visa. When Kelly returned to pick them up, she was asked ‘Do you want to check and make sure you’re happy with them?’ she replied, ‘Nah, I’m sure they are fine.’ Only when she got back to the car did she realize they gave us someone ELSE’S picture! Ha! But come on, how cute is Merritt?!