Raul's humanitarian parole has been granted! I don't think I have ever been so happy (and relieved)! I will be going to get my boy soon! And as you can see in the bottom picture, Raul is actually EATING! And I don't just mean bottles (of which he was only eating 1-2 a day when I left) I mean mashed bannanas!!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
"Once upon a time there was a wise man
who used to go to the ocean
to do his writing.
He had a habit of walking
on the beach
before he began his work.
One day he was walking along
As he looked down the beach,
he saw a human
figure moving like a dancer.
He smiled to himself to think
of someone who would
dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster
to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw
that it was a young man
and the young man wasn't dancing,
but instead he was reaching
down to the shore,
picking up something
and very gently throwing it
into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out,
"Good morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused,
looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked,
why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out.
And if I don't throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that
there are miles and miles of beach
and starfish all along it.
You can't possibly make a difference!"
The young man listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish
and threw it into the sea,
past the breaking waves and said-
"I made a difference for that one."
Sunday, June 12, 2011
On Friday we received the I-797C for Raul's humanitarian parole application! This means that they have received it, processed it, and it is now being assigned to an officer to review! This step went quicker than it could have, which is great! It took one week instead of two! Tomorrow morning two senators will begin contacting USCIS to expedite the case! We're coming, Raul!