When we got our mail today it included the US Express Mail packet I had labeled and included in our visa application that we had delivered to Detroit last Wednesday. We did not realistically expect to hear anything from the consulate until next week, so our first worry was that they sent everything back. I tore open the packet and inside was the folder that we had put our application documents into.
I opened the folder and on the right side were our passports, open to the page with our visa stamps smiling up at us. What a wonderful sight that was! We have our visas and can now start looking for airline tickets to get to Italy, hopefully next week.
This is such a relief to have these visas after all of the time we have spent planning and preparing for our move, especially after the problems we had with the Los Angeles Consulate.
Gloria a Dio for his comfort in this time of trial and his graciousness in providing our visas.