Tonight, I’m remembering so clearly the day Jose went to file his first DACA application. It was March 23, 2013. We were living in Joliet at the time as I was going to a college nearby. We had just received the funds from my parents to help us. We didn’t have enough money on our … More DACA!!!

Thanksgiving 2020

This year we get to celebrate Thanksgiving together. Last year, we were unable to as Jose was in Mexico. It was challenging, but we did it. I know many people are celebrating Thanksgiving differently this year (as are we) because of COVID, and while it may not be the exact same, I understand what it’s … More Thanksgiving 2020


While I wouldn’t want to ever go through the frightening process of Jose going to Cd. Juarez for his visa interview again, it was such a grounding time that truly made us realize what’s really important in life. As a family, it taught us lessons that I often like to look back on especially when … More Grounding

We Must Persevere

It’s been almost three months since the last time we wrote. Things have been hectic since we returned from our road trip to Cd. Juarez. Our entire family has been counting our blessings especially as of late. Take a look at this timeline: November 26, 2019 – Jose had his interview at the consulate in … More We Must Persevere


If someone would have told me 10 years ago that in 2019 I’d have a baby AND have to fight for my husband’s permanent residency, I would have laughed. And then, if they would have told me that I’d somehow get through it all, I don’t know if I would have believed them.  Life is … More Thanksgiving

How Are You?

I’ve been dreading this week– the week Jose has his interview at the consulate in Ciudad Juarez. I feel thankful that it’s coming close to being over with, but there’s always this black shadow behind me that reminds me of the “what ifs.” What if he isn’t granted his visa? What then? I’ve been trying … More How Are You?