How homeschooling changed our life

With our first year of homeschooling winding down, it’s time to reflect back. I’ll be honest.  I entered our first year of homeschooling with a little fear and trepidation.  Afterall, I was the mom who rejoiced when my first went off to preschool (not the mom with a tissue and a camera).  I was the […]

I-600 Approval!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Praise the Lord!  Our much awaited, second 797C came today which is that pesky immigration approval we’ve been waiting for.  I’ll be able to track our petition as it moves through the National Visa Center and then we’ll wait for our travel call.

Come Up For Air

If you’re holding your breath for us, you might want to take a quick breath before you lose consciousness. No word from CIS yet. There’s always tomorrow but the National Visa Center had not heard anything as of late this afternoon. On a completely different note, I am now the Director of Girl Scout Relations […]

Just Kidding

Apparently the letter was a mistake and we should have our approval by the end of the week. I’m trying not to get my hopes up. God’s timing is beautiful though. If our timing from here on out is anything like everyone else’s (hasn’t been so far, but here’s hoping), we could coincide our trip […]

Today we received a letter from CIS stating they needed more documentation from us.  We’re a little frustrated that it wasn’t sent/requested originally but excited that we are finally in communication with them and that they do, in fact, have our petition. I think we’re mostly frustrated that it’s a Saturday and we cannot do […]


For everyone we’ve talked to about waiting who has been so outraged at the system, we thank you. Your support and empathy has meant a lot. However, I feel an incredible peace about our wait though. Not to say that I don’t emerging moments of anger, panic, and frustration. I just feel that God has […]

the last mass email

Hello all! First, let me thank you all for your prayers and support. We raised over $10,000. God has provided the rest between our federal adoption tax credit and 2008’s return. We’ve also been encouraged by all the inquires to when Ty will actually come home! Our immigrant petition is moving through the National Visa […]