I am writing this because I wish when I was going through this, someone else that had did. I hope to give hope to someone.
First, the best news of all, my oath ceremony is scheduled for 1-14-15 here in Houston. I am beyond happy and I want to thank Visa Journey for this forum. I could not have done it without your assistance.
My journey stated in 2008 when I met my future husband at a friends summer cook out. It was love at first sight....I know how cheesy that sounds. My husband is tall, handsome and really sweet (or so I thought). We got married in May 2009 and I found out his true colors shortly after. This is not a sob story so I will shorten this part - he was in an out of jail and I just couldn't handle it. We had our daughter June 2010 and now everyone, my family included judged me and said horrid things. I never set out to be a single mom but here I was...with no family here to assist. My whole world just seemed to fall apart. I started listening to 'WILL SMITH WISDOM' and other encouraging words. Looking back I don't know how I did it but between working full time and being a single mom, I completed my education and got a good job. I divorced by husband and ROC via a divorce waiver in April 2012. It took 23 months, 3 RFEs, 1 inforpass and 2 biometric appointments to approve my case but they did. That was April 2014.
I moved to Houston shortly after. I wanted to get a fresh start on life. I love America!!!! This is the only place I know that you do this! I bumped into this guy a good friend of mine tried to introduce me to several years before. At the time I met him, I was going through a tough times, including a divorce shortly after, the ROC process, I was juggling a single mom life, school and I had no place in my heart for a relationship. So I pretty much pushed him away but the poor guy pursued me for years, relentlessly. I finally decided to give him a chance and boy I should have done it sooner. He is an amazing man and he loves my daughter 100% It's almost as thought the universe repayed my patience. I am now engaged and the best part is this July 2015 I applied for N400 via a the 5 year rule. I interviewed Dec 2015, I got my oath letter 3 weeks after and now my oath ceremony is in less that 2 weeks.
I want to encourage everyone that has going through problems in your marriage and the immigration process. Hang in there. Do not give up. Stay away from trouble, pay your taxes and be a law abiding citizen. With time, your dreams will come true. Now the American dream is in my grasp. I am very excited to be completing this process but I never take for granted what it took or forget others who are still in the struggle.
Keep that head up and remember, the sun will always rise again.
Be blessed <3