Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We dream, we hope, we wait...

Today I read a post by Rage Against the Minivan who I happen to really like. I love her writing, most of her opinions, and started reading through a blog of a blog, when she was in Haiti adopting her son at the time of the earthquake. Anyway today she posted some links that I found really interesting.

One happened to be on God and Immigration Reform an article in USAToday . I happen to like this opinion and agree with it. For obvious reasons, but mainly because I think there is a right and a wrong way to do things.

Just on another note, I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions. And you are welcome to share them here, under the condition that they are respectful.

Just remember, immigration has faces and families behind them.

Rachel from Adventures of a Gringa recently blogged about Immigration Horror Stories and listed ours on there. What really got me, however were the comments. Particularly when Mallory Elise commented. Not only because it was in my defense (though let's be honest, that's always nice) but because she gets it. When I read it, I cried and cried. Until you have put in this situation you don't get it. It is lonely, more so than you can ever imagine. For this reason, I am so grateful for all those I have met through this blog. For those that understand, for those that are going through the same things I am, and for those who aren't, but support me anyway. It makes the loneliness subside, my hopes higher, and my voice stronger.

5 comments:

Ray Adkins said...

Dear Stephanie,

You are not alone, you have a quite group of people who admire you from a distance, and pray for you constantly.
I think you are one of the bravest persons I have ever heard of, living the conforts of home to fight for your love in a land of the unknown...
Hang in there! You will be just fine!

Ray

Ballerina Girl said...

Stephanie
I read that blog and those comments...and no matter what one believes, keep YOUR faith in God and in YOUR life, because in the end, it is you and your husband that are living it.
I pray that a solution to your situation presents itself...but God knows all, what/when/why...

I know it is hard being away from family, friends and the comforts of certain things that your country offers, but remember, love trumps all :)

BG

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

You are writing a lot last days... I love it.

Bjos...
Lu.

TCMbook said...

Stephanie:

You are not alone! I keep reading about more a more people screwed by the immigration system lately, in was I never even imagined. Stay positive! Hope to meet you soon.

:) Mara

Stephanie said...

Ray,

Thank you! I feel quite lucky to have met so many who are so supportive! The internet is a wonderful thing! Thank you!!

BG- You are the best! You have been here through it all, thank you!!

Lu- I will try to keep it up! I have been lazy, but I'm trying to be more regular with my writing now!

Mara, Hope to see you soon too!! Let me know what's going on!