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This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their

arms, wiping up vomit laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid

saying, "It's okay honey, Mommy's here."

Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies

who can't be comforted.

This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their

hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.

For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween

costumes. And all the mothers who DON'T.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And

the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on

their refrigerator doors.

And for all the mothers who froze their buns on metal bleachers at

football or soccer games instead of watching from the warmth of their cars, so that

when their kids asked, "Did you see me, Mom?" they could say, "Of course, I

wouldn't have missed it for the world," and mean it.

This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store

and swat them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice cream

before dinner. And for all the mothers who count to ten instead, but

realize how child abuse happens.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and

explained all about making babies. And for all the (grand) mothers who wanted to, but

just couldn't find the words.

This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat.

For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a year. And

then read it again. "Just one more time."

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their

shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro

instead.

This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their

daughters to sink a jump shot.

This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little

voice calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are

at home -- or even away at college.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach

aches assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls

from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right

away.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the

words to reach them.

This is for all the step-mothers who raised another woman's child or

children, and gave their time, attention, and love... sometimes totally

unappreciated!

For all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed when their

14-year-olds dye their hair green.

For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and the

mothers of those who did the shooting.

For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of

their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school,

safely.

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peaceful,

and now pray they come home safely from a war.

What makes a good Mother anyway? Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips?

The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt,

all at the same time? Or is it in her heart? Is it the ache you feel when you

watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone

for the very first time? The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from

bed to crib at 2 A.M. to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby? The

panic, years later, that comes again at 2 A.M. when you just want to hear their

key in the door and know they are safe again in your home? Or the need to

flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a fire, a

car accident, a child dying?

The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for

young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation...

And mature mothers learning to let go.

For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers.

Single mothers and married mothers.

Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all.

For all of us.

Hang in there.

In the end we can only do the best we can.

Tell them every day that we love them.

And pray.

"Home is what catches you when you fall - and we all fall."


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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good post...happy mother's day to all the moms on vj...


Peace to All creatures great and small............................................

But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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What an awsome tribute JenT, a very nice post. I had a mothers day poem somewhere but cant seem to find it, however this one was great and hit the nail right on the head.


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04/05/06-NOA1

04/11/06-Recieved NOA1

07/18/06-NOA-2- Approved

02/09/07-CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!

02/13/07-Case forwarded to Dublin Embassy!!!

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how sweet... awww....

happy mother's day to all our moms on VJ! and to all the mothers of our VJers! (F)

Edited by nayalamb

Adjustment of Status

July 1 2006 - Sent EAD & AOS packet

Sept 19 2006 - EAD APPROVED

Sept 22 2006 - AOS APPROVED

Sept 23 2006 - EAD card arrived

Sept 29 2006 - GC arrived!!!

Removal of Conditions

Jul 9 2008 - Filed @ VSC

Feb 25 2009 - Transferred to CSC

June 20 2009 - Card production ordered

NATURALIZATION

Aug 24 2009 - Mailed N-400 priority mail

Aug 26 2009 - rec'd at TX Lockbox

Aug 27 2009 - NOA1 (rec'd 8/31)

Aug 28 2009 - check cashed

Sept 4 2009 - biometrics notice [rec'd Sept 9]

Sept 25 2009 - Biometrics

Oct 17 2009 - Email about file transfer for interview

Oct 21 2009 - Interview Letter Rec'd

Dec 8 2009 - Interview - PASSED!!!!!!

Dec 19 2009 - Oath Letter rec'd

Jan 14 2010 - OATH CEREMONY!!!!

Jan 15 2010 - Passport app.

Jan 21 2010 - Nat. cert. returned

Jan 22 2010 - Passport rec'd

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*sniffles*

awesome tribute jen!

i would just like to say...

Mama, even though you are gone...

you are NOT forgotten...

My prayer is that I can be a shining example for others...

My tribute to you, Mama - is to treat the elderly with respect... love... and care... and gentleness...

I love ya Mama...

Every day... Every moment...

And I miss you more than any words could ever say...

I find peace in knowing that one day I will see your lovely face again...

Your daughter,

Lynne


Tho' lovers be lost, love shall not... and death shall have NO dominion!

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The will of God will never take you,

to where the grace of God will not protect you.

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*sniffles*

awesome tribute jen!

i would just like to say...

Mama, even though you are gone...

you are NOT forgotten...

My prayer is that I can be a shining example for others...

My tribute to you, Mama - is to treat the elderly with respect... love... and care... and gentleness...

I love ya Mama...

Every day... Every moment...

And I miss you more than any words could ever say...

I find peace in knowing that one day I will see your lovely face again...

Your daughter,

Lynne

Awwwwww Dixie (((((((((((((Huggles)))))))))))))) I think its obvious your Mama would be VERY proud of you :yes:


I-130

03/29/06-Mailed to TSC

04/03/06-Recieved I-130 @TSC forwarded to CSC

04/05/06-NOA1

04/11/06-Recieved NOA1

07/18/06-NOA-2- Approved

02/09/07-CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!

02/13/07-Case forwarded to Dublin Embassy!!!

04/26/07-Interveiw!!

04/26/07- VISA in Hand!!!!

July-2007-Niall finishes work & comes home!!!

We had delays in our journey that were not part of the immigration process, please do not use our "timeline" as an accurate guide!

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omg..that post has made me out and out CRY... :crying: could be just overtired or whatever, and extra emotional...but I'm NOT PMSing..haha....anyway, I see so many of those things as I read it...in my relationship with Corey...from the time he was a baby....to him walking to school for the first time not that long ago... a year or so ago. Every morning I still pray that he's careful and makes it just fine there and home even tho we're only a few blocks from the school. (he's walkin on the roads...very small town,but no sidewalks,etc) Anyway, I really yearn for some of those moments at times..now that they're gone. The best advice I could ever give to someone having a first child is to TREASURE all those moments...you don't realize how quickly they are going to pass...THAT isn't just a cliche....I look back and I can't believe he'll be 13 in less than a month..and it absolutely boggles my mind that he'll be 16 in a few years and so different from how he is now..and then 18 in five years.... :huh::crying: SLOW DOWN KID!!!!! :crying: M.


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How about my mom? :unsure:

She never had that hard a time bringing me up seeing what an Angel I was. :innocent:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

oh...you were serious.....


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26 Jan 2004 Filed I130; 23 May 2005 Received Visa
30 Jun 2005 Arrived at Chicago POE
02 Apr 2007 Filed I751; 22 May 2008 Received 10-yr green card
14 Jul 2012 Citizenship Oath Ceremony

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How about my mom? :unsure:

She never had that hard a time bringing me up seeing what an Angel I was. :innocent:

:unsure: yeah right


Peace to All creatures great and small............................................

But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

Peppi_drinking_beer.jpg

my burro, bosco ..enjoying a beer in almaty

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...st&id=10835

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For the short time I've been active on this site, I've been impressed at the amazing women who frequent these pages... there's an entire sub-culture of us who are tenacious enough to brave this process, the waiting, and the loneliness... all while carrying on in the daily routine of our lives.... to make our dreams come true. We have learned that no one will do that for us. We make life happen.

This is a small tribute to those of you who are moms, moms-to-be soon, and moms-to-be later...

Happy Mother's Day!!

Jen


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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