The Waiting Game

I’ve never been a very patient person. Jose knows this best that I hate waiting. Waiting for a task to get done around the house, waiting for my package to arrive from UPS, waiting to hear the results on a test—just in general waiting.

In part, I think that’s why this whole immigration process can be tough for me because it truly tests my patience, and you have to wait to hear back on certain applications typically for more than 6 months – UGH! I just want to know the outcome, and I want to know it now. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work out that way.

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you know that Jose and I are still waiting to hear back on our application for the I-601A waiver. We had to file for this application so we can then apply for Jose’s visa.

Every morning before work I go to, the website for US Citizenship and Immigration Services to see if his waiver has been approved. No new news yet, but we hope to hear something by the very latest in June. From there, we hope to be traveling to Mexico for Jose’s visa interview by the end of this year. (Bonus points if it’s around Dia de Los Muertos! We have to make some fun of the situation, right?)

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It’s frightening to come to grips with the fact that my husband may not be in Rockford with me this time next year. It’s SO tough waiting and not knowing what’s going to happen. Every day I count my blessings that he’s still here– that we can give each other a goodnight kiss, that we can crack up together while watching Santa Clarita Diet, and even the most small, mundane things– I can still do his laundry, and I can still find his dirty work boots tracking in dirt and dust prints into the house.

We will get through this.

Thank you for continuing to read our story. As time goes on, we know that the ride may get a little bumpier. We are grateful for your continued support.

Also, a big shout out to Sarah Reed McNamara for gifting us with this awesome print by Jen Corace. You can purchase your own here: Thank you, Sarah!

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Much love,


One thought on “The Waiting Game

  1. I hear you because I too am an impatient person who absolutely hates waiting for anything!. In your situation, I can imagine, though I haven’t been there myself, that it must be really scary! How can Dave and I help you guys?


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