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
It’s been a little over a month since I came home from my visa interview in Cd. Juarez. I received my approval at my consular interview on November 26th, 2019 and was handed the “magical” green slip. The process from my first interview until I was actually able to pick up my visa took a … More The Interview Process and What’s Next
Jose will be gone in two short weeks for Mexico, and I’m struggling. I’m getting more and more overwhelmed at the thought of him leaving as each day passes. Jose helps me so much around the house and with Luisa that it will be an adjustment to not have him around for a few weeks. … More 2 Weeks
Life has been a bit hectic to say the least. Juggling a full time job and being a full time mom and wife is the hardest thing I’ve been blessed to do. And then, add in our continued immigration journey to the mix— There really is no convenient time for Jose to travel to Mexico. … More Getting Closer
Our baby girl Luisa Corazon Galarza made her grand entrance into this world on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 11:19 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces and measured 18.5 inches. She came about 3.5 weeks early, and the doctors and nurses were impressed with how healthy she was even though she was teeny tiny. … More Our Corazon
Your body changes SO rapidly during pregnancy. And then, it comes with the intense hormones and strange pains that you’ve never, ever had before. For me, pregnancy has not been easy. Luisa has officially taken over. Admittedly, Jose and I have both kind of fallen a bit off the bus with Love, Hope and Borders. … More October, Already?
Yesterday was such a hot and nasty day that standing in place for more than thirty seconds, I was drenched in sweat. I wasn’t the only one braving the heat though! My beautiful wife Haley was standing next to me the entire time. So was mother-in-law Lora, my Grandma Linda and Grandpa Steve, my Grandma … More Don’t Read the Comment Section
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 … More The Waiting Game
Have you ever felt like nothing is going your way and that you are stuck in a cycle that will never end? Well, that’s how I have felt the last few weeks. I know, I know it sounds like this is going to be a negative blog but remember the title, there is a bright … More Looking on the Bright Side
As many of you know a few weeks ago Haley and I filed all the paperwork for our waiver. It will take about a year for everything to be processed and accepted. If the waiver is granted I will have an interview scheduled in Juarez with a consular officer. This person will decide if I … More What if..