This summer is going to be 11 years since I move to Norway to be with the love of my life. I don't have regrets, but that quote that says "Home is where your heart is" got a new meaning. My heart is where my family is and I have family all over: USA, Canada, Venezuela, Panama, England, France, Germany and Colombia.
Today my parents are in Bogota requesting for the Schengen Visa so they can come visit us this summer. That means that today my heart is at the Swedish Embassy too and I am praying that they will get the visa without any problems. For me it is impossible not to think it's my fault, I'm the one who put my parents thru this process so they can come and spend 4 weeks with their grandchildren. It is more easy for us to travel to Colombia, but what is the point to work hard and buy a house if they don't come to visit us and share with us our Norwegian life.
The same goes to all the members of my family in Colombia. Last year my aunt and her grandson couldn't came to visit us for christmas and that broke my heart in million pieces. Their visa was denied by UDI because in UDI's eyes there were not good reasons to demonstrate that they were going back to Colombia. Off course they were going back and we are still waiting answer to our appeal.
So Mami and Papi: me, Gus, Dan & Osk, my parents-in-law and all my friends are sending positive energy to you today. Home is where the most important part of your life is.