Lucky third: 🇺🇦🇺🇸 journey


To tell the story without cutting out things that matter, I must start back in 2011 — the year when I said goodbye to my family and moved to the U.S. to build a new life. What matters here is not me but my dad, who always had a dream — the American one.

First visa application

A few years passed, and my “new immigrant” life started to come together, yet, none of my family had a chance to visit. So in 2017, my mom and nephew applied for a U.S. tourist visa but received a denial.

Second attempt

We agreed on Canada, but deep inside, we still wanted my mother to come to the U.S. for a few months. After what she went through, she needed emotional support, and we wanted to be there for her.

Lucky third

Somehow, this third U.S. visa application was approved, and my mother was granted entry authorization. Another good news came just in time as I received my travel authorization card and could fly outside the county. So I boarded a plane to Canada to meet my mother and say a proper thank you to the family she stayed with.

  • Those from Ukraine 🇺🇦 relocating to Canada, my mom is looking to make friends when she’s back.
  • My mother enjoys knitting 🧶 and makes beautiful sweaters, so we set her up with Etsy & Instagram accounts.



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