The Power of Love – Amor Vincit Omnia

22 03 2016

Well Phase 1 is complete. Saturday my love of late in life and I arrived in Denver at 11AM. March 19 ended what has been something you only do once in a lifetime. Vicky and I fell in love in Merida in 2012. A heart attack took me back to the USA last July for a triple bypass and valve replacement. Since then we spent 11 November days together in Merida. We began the process to get Vicky a Fiancee Visa to come to the USA on November 11. One week ago on March 15(the Ides of March and Ceasar’s demise), the Consulate in Juarez, Mexico agreed to grant the visa.

US closes its consulate in Ciudad JuarezConsulate

Where the relatives wait while the Consulate interviews the visa applicant.

Friday, the day before we arrived in Denver, a bus ride across the bridge between Juarez and El Paso took 2 hours. Most of the time we were stationary on the bridge while the Border Patrol did what they do. Another hour was spent waiting while the Border Patrol reviewed the documents the Consulate had sent as part of the Visa approval process. We spent 7 more hours of waiting in the bus terminal for the overnight from El Paso to Denver. The 14 hour bus ride ended in Denver in the welcoming arms of my son and girlfriend.


A writer friend of mine well-versed in Latin and Greek quoted Vergil’s “amor vincit omnia” when I told him our saga had ended. His phrase has stayed with me since I heard it – not for the first time in my life, but for the most meaningful. I have the kind of brain where music is constantly playing and the phrase reminded me of…

Here are Vicky and I the day the Consulate approved the Visa…



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