Vincent's greencard interview at 10.30am Eastern Standard Time.
We get to prove we're married because we love each other. That he will not be a drain on US resources. We have the very first emails we ever sent each other after I found his post on HDR photography on his website in late July 2007, the epic letters we wrote a month later, the pictures - and blog posts - about our in-person meeting in September 2007.
We have postcards, and photos and letters from friends (one warning us not to jump the gun, we should live together first!), and sworn affidavits, my father's starting in South African legalese: 'I am a major white South African male...'
Well, he is...but I hadn't laughed so hard for a long time.
We have wedding pictures, from our four-months-after-meeting little ceremony. Now I'm beginning to think maybe we should have invited some guests?
Pictures on beaches, sand dunes, in the snow.
Receipts for wedding rings, phone bills, electrical bills, bank statement. A magazine article produced together. More blog posts.
Federal Plaza, here we come.
[January 13, 2010: The Result]