Most people have some type of direction in their life.
They know what they want to do in their foreseeable future. It might be to stay and work in their country, travel at some point, marry their partner and buy a house.
It might not come in a certain order but at least they know they have options.
For Rabindra and I, certainty and stability is something we crave.
We want to be able to plan our life with some type of direction but it all comes down to what happens in the next few months.
The next few months will be testing times for us.
A month from now we do not know where we will be in the world. It sounds glamorous, but really it’s not.
Rabindra and I could be in Australia, we could be in Nepal or we could be in India.
You see we are on the countdown to getting news about Rabindra’s visa so that means we may have to leave Australia and we won’t know when we’re coming back.
On the other hand, we could be given a break from the hell that we have faced in the past 18 months and he could be given a visa so that we can go to Nepal and return to Australia when we want.
Nobody really knows what we’ve been through in the past few years.
The fear that has consumed us has played its toll on us, but thankfully our relationship is stronger than ever and I feel we can face the future with our eyes wide open.
For now, please think of us as we go through this next part of our journey.
It will be a time when our relationship is put on a pedestal for a government department to pick apart and analyse every aspect of us.
We don’t need to be questioned about why we didn’t ‘date’ for very long; sometimes relationships are like that, so please don’t judge us.
We don’t need to be asked why we haven’t married yet; that’s for us to know.
We don’t need to be asked why we didn’t live together straight away; it was hard at that time.
And most of all we don’t want immigration to question our whole reason for being together, because love, as many of you know, does not think, it just happens.