My daughter called me with the most exciting news. She is expecting her first child. Bittersweet, I will still be in South Africa on the waiting list with no time in site. I’ll miss the most important day of her life and miss out on being a granny, this will be my first grandchild. Not to mention the heartache of knowing that I will miss all the milestones.
I have missed out on so much already. The time I can never get back.
I never got the opportunity to see my son turn into the man he has become. Or spend time with my son in law. And after 4 years of waiting for the 143 Parent visa, I still don’t know how long I will have to wait.
My husband Danny and I applied for the 143 Contributory Parent visa in August 2020. At the time we were told it would...