After waiting two months for the Canadian embassy to say yes or no, the answer came this morning. They said yes, which means my wife’s two sons, a daughter-in-law, and little grandaughter are able to visit us from St. Petersburg, Russia for the month the of April.
I’ve never seen Luciena so excited. She’s been crying, her hands shook, and it took her more than half an hour to calm down even slightly after hearing the news. She’s still a mess.
This is great news, although my little house is going to be crowded and I won’t understand most of the chatter. But that’s fine. This is all about her seeing her family, and I’ll happily take the role of chauffeur and such, and just be part of the furniture.
I know this doesn’t have much to do with a Habs blog, except for the fact that one son, Denis, is a big Alexei Emelin fan from Emelin’s KHL days, and some of you may recall Denis sending a scouting report on our bruising defenceman before the beginning of the season.
It’s a huge day here. It’s been two months of waiting on pins and needles. And why the long wait, you ask? Because the Canadian government needs to be sure visitors from Russia and elsewhere don’t have something up their sleeve, like staying for good once they get here.
The Cold War is long over, but this is the way it is.