|"Earlier today, an angel was sighted near the Sacramento River in Rio Vista."|
|"Reports claim she paused briefly to take a few pictures for a local admirer."|
|"She wasn't content to simply pose for a photo shoot, however."|
|"She also had plans to take a few pictures of her own for the occasion."|
|"Her local admirer also made an appearance."|
|"What better way to spend a day after a year apart than a poolside frolic."|
|"Though one should never forget to stretch."|
|"So, shall we get in?"|
Despite all my earlier misgivings about the visa process and how long it took, I've never achieved anything more special in my life than bringing my Yumeko [yoo-may-ko] into it. Not graduating from college. Not going to Japan. What a sweet victory to have struggled together by our own devices and to have successfully navigated the rough waters of immigration! (Without a lawyer, no less!) We deserve a medal. Huzzah!
To all those who struggle for what they need/want/lack—from military veterans to those seeking citizenship to couples starting a family, et al.—good things come! May it all be yours in due time.