Many people assume that when you marry a US citizen, you are immediately embraced by the powers that be and handed a golden ticket, or in this case a green one. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The road to citizenship can be a long one. There are forms to be filled, documents to be signed and submitted, and years worth of love to be laid bare for some stranger in an office to review.
We are ready for the next phase, for the things that lie ahead. It's so exciting, and so relieving, even though this is just the very first step. In time, we'll reach the destination.