Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blessed to use paper plates!

This day we will have about 20 people in dining table enjoying the bounty of our blessings! Needless to say, I do not have enough fancy plate settings to accommodate this. Therefore, we are using PAPER PLATES!!!! Wooooohoooo!!! What a great blessing that we have so many people in our lives to celebrate Thanksgiving with that we have to bust out paper products!!! God is awesome!!! We are thankful for so many provisions that the Lord has given us. One of them, our daughter, who is waiting to come home. It is with bittersweetness that we miss her so much today, and very much wishing she was her with us, instead of an ocean away. But, we also know that this is the last Thanksgiving we would spend without her. This time around next year, we are hoping that she can be enjoying the blessing of paper plates with us. Happy Blessed Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Music to my ears!!! It's official, we got our i800A approval today!!!! I'm one step closer to my little girl!!! My husband immediately went to the UPS office closest to our home, and sent the waiting i800 paperwork to USCIS today!!!!! It is scheduled to arrive early Tuesday AM!!!! I hope it goes without a hitch!!! I wonder if officer Sobe will still be our worker? Hmmm...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Officer Sobe said so!

This morning, I called USCIS...I just had a restlessness in me that's been brewing and today was the day, I finally picked up the phone (previously, I was communicating w/ them through e-mail). I was transfered to officer Sobe early this morning, but he was not at his desk. I left him a message to please call me back for an update on our case. By lunchtime, he hasn't called. So, I picked up the phone again and asked to speak to him at about 12:30pm. He was very kind and said, he had our I800A application at his desk, right now and was about to approve it. I said, "oh, don't let me stop you, I'll HOLD"!!!! LOL!!! A long pause followed and he said, "Okay then"! And just like that, our I800A is approved!!! Hopefully, the "official" letter comes in the mail this week and we can get our I800 application in the mail before the weekend! Then...more waiting!!!! Thank you so much everyone, for being so encouraging!!!

Food for thought...Officer Sobe said, I can wait until the official letter comes in the mail or I can mail the I800 now and by the time it gets there, it would already be in the system. Thoughts??? I'm so paranoid of skipping steps, I don't want to do anything "wrong" at this point in the game! But hey, Officer Sobe said so!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010


I need some...

That's all there is to say today.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Meltdown

is certainly brewing! Still no word on our I800A approval. I thought the wait before the match was unbearable...I never expected that the wait after the match is even more intense!!!