this is from my note on fb: read on....
It has been 4 months and a week of waiting for my visa since I sent my application Jan. 17, 2011. I was expecting it last March because the Canadian Embassy said so in their website that it will approximately take 8 wks. Kaya lang I had this delay because they had to verify my relationship with hubby was not just a mail-to-order bride thing. HaHaHa. They had me send pictures, video, cards, etc. I sent it last March 7, 2011. I was getting worried and frustrated because I was expecting it soon after that submission. I finally got to e-mail the Canadian Embassy to follow-up on my application (May 7).
And during the long wait....I had an urge to declare in my fb status.
Lord, i am hoping that this is the day. Because this is THE day that You hve made. I will rejoice and be glad!!! Woo hoo... Faith come on!
May 19 at 12:43pm via Twitter
This is the day that i got an e-mail response. How many papers more are on queue anyway? Ok moving forward..
May 19 at 5:53pm via iPhone
The embassy replied to my follow-up e-mail and said that my papers are queued for review. should they need clarifications blah blah blah....
I looked at my VISA and saw "Date of issue 19/05/2011"
Aileen Rose Tan-Magtibay
I will rejoice and be glad!
Thursday at 1:50pm ------>May 26
In my Open Work Permit letter I see the date it was written: "May 26, 2011"
Yesterday, I declared it. "I'm going to get my visa today" when a package arrived at my office an hour later! The delivery man told me to go to QC today so he could give the package to me personally. And then there it was when I opened it. My visa. Parang panaginip
God has been with me and my hubby all along. God is truly awesome!!! Kahit medyo kabado ako kahapon kung ano makikita ko sa loob ng package.. i know in my heart... it's His will for me to be with my husband.