Actually, when I got the news that Sponsorship was Approved I had already gotten in the car and was getting ready to head home. Was just checking email quickly on my iPhone. Man....you can't imagine how excited I was to get home and tell Furman. I sent him the email before hitting the highway and even tried calling home but got no answer.
This...is more of my reaction! I wanted to scream!
However, because my hubby had enjoyed a nice lunch with my daughter earlier....I couldn't really share my excitement with him because he caught the ITIS and was sleeping off his large meal. lol They went to the Mandarin Restaurant for lunch buffet - WITHOUT ME! lol My daughter lucked out because she didn't have school today. It's all good. I'm just happy they had that (step)dad/daughter time together. So, i'm home from work and my house is sooo quiet. I haven't turned on the tv or anything yet. Only thing I hear is the clock on the wall ticking and the keys from the computer as I type this blog entry. After all, I gotta share my excitement. Thank goodness I was able to share my excitement with my friend who just recently got his Permanent Residency Approval that I spoke of in an earlier blog There Is Hope. There sure is.
Music to my ears:
You have met the requirements for eligibility as a sponsor. Accordingly, the Application for Permanent Residence for your relative(s) has been forwarded to a visa office abroad for further processing.
Now I try to decide, do I call the office tomorrow and ask them about the Los Angeles decision or just leave well enough alone and be happy that we have completed Step 1 of the Immigration process? Hmmm? Furman thinks that maybe Sonya did something to help us and that maybe going to Los Angeles is a benefit. Maybe they have less to process out west than there is out east. Makes sense. Furman is always the voice of reason. Gotta love him. I'll call and ask anyways but I'm just happy that it's going to a Visa Office now. I got the email that I wanted. Actually, I got better than what I wanted because what I was expecting was an email to let me know that our file was In Progress with our file#. Instead, I got an email that said I was APPROVED. Well like my grandma used to say when she was alive "Hott Damn". lol
Immigration Step 1 complete - it took 97 days! (According to my blog counter)
Now....for Step 2. No 11 months....No 11 months!! Let's get this done!! So....I need everyone's continued prayers...this ain't over yet!! Like the saying goes "It ain't over till the fat lady sings." lol But, with Step 1 complete I can still do my James Brown dance.
I FEEL GOOD!!
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Well, that's all for now. Again, thanks for the prayers....and keep praying! It's not over quite yet.