Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Macaroni

Maricruz and Marcos: How we met!

9 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Guatemala
Timeline

Marcos had always seen me on campus (Modesto Junior College) but he never came up to me. One important piece of information is the next:

Marcos is a CASS student in the US. CASS meaning: Cooperative Association of State Scholarships. Basically, the US funds this program so that people from different countries come to study in the US. Marcos had a J-1 with the two year home residency requirement :( I knew most of the CASS students and was friends with them.

OK, now on to how we met. jejeje. Ok, I had called Joel (one of my CASS friends that knows Marcos) to see how he was doing in his new apartment. Joel was talking to me when Marcos took the phone and asked who is this? Maria? I was like, no it's Maricruz, Joel's friend. He laughed and I laughed and then he gave Joel the phone. Afterwards I asked Marcos to be my friend on myspace. Then on September 7, 2007 I asked him and Joel to go bowling with my family and a couple of friends....so they get to meet different places. I knew it was love at first sight when I went to pick up Marcos. We played pool, bowled, ate and hadd so much fun. Marcos didn't eat because he had just pierced his lip that day. (I love the lip piercing!)

We met again two days afterwards, Sunday, and knew that we liked each other a lot. After Sunday we were inseparable, until July 14, 2008 when his studies ended and he headed to Guatemala. Many of my relatives were criticizing us because he left the country, and I was pregnant (7 months) at the time. I knew it would be hard for him to leave because he wouldn't be able to be at his first baby's birth, but I did not want him to be illegal in the country either. Now that I'm trying to see how he can come back, I realize we should've gotten married before he left. But, oh well.

I went to Guatemala in January of this year with our baby, Jocelyn. Or Jo as we like to call her. We had so much fun because I had never been to Guatemala. I'm originally from Mexico, but my parents immigrated to the US when I was four years old. I have been to Mexico before, and I love it. Guatemala was also an incredible experience. The people are friendly and the sights are extremely beautiful. Mi corazon, as I like to call him, took us to Panajachel to see the Lago de Atitlan, then off to Antigua Guatemala at night, afterwards, Guatemala City to get a bus to Peten so that we could go to Tikal. I loved Tikal. Then we went to his hometown of San Pablo, San Marcos. There we went on a day trip to the waterfalls near his town. They were an experience I would recommend to anyone. Even my family wants to take vacations there now because of the hundreds of pics I brought back showing Guatemala's beauty.

Well, I better stop now as it's getting to be a long post. lol. I just wanna say that I love my family and I hope we are together again soon.

Maricruz (L)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Marcos had always seen me on campus (Modesto Junior College) but he never came up to me. One important piece of information is the next:

Marcos is a CASS student in the US. CASS meaning: Cooperative Association of State Scholarships. Basically, the US funds this program so that people from different countries come to study in the US. Marcos had a J-1 with the two year home residency requirement :( I knew most of the CASS students and was friends with them.

OK, now on to how we met. jejeje. Ok, I had called Joel (one of my CASS friends that knows Marcos) to see how he was doing in his new apartment. Joel was talking to me when Marcos took the phone and asked who is this? Maria? I was like, no it's Maricruz, Joel's friend. He laughed and I laughed and then he gave Joel the phone. Afterwards I asked Marcos to be my friend on myspace. Then on September 7, 2007 I asked him and Joel to go bowling with my family and a couple of friends....so they get to meet different places. I knew it was love at first sight when I went to pick up Marcos. We played pool, bowled, ate and hadd so much fun. Marcos didn't eat because he had just pierced his lip that day. (I love the lip piercing!)

We met again two days afterwards, Sunday, and knew that we liked each other a lot. After Sunday we were inseparable, until July 14, 2008 when his studies ended and he headed to Guatemala. Many of my relatives were criticizing us because he left the country, and I was pregnant (7 months) at the time. I knew it would be hard for him to leave because he wouldn't be able to be at his first baby's birth, but I did not want him to be illegal in the country either. Now that I'm trying to see how he can come back, I realize we should've gotten married before he left. But, oh well.

I went to Guatemala in January of this year with our baby, Jocelyn. Or Jo as we like to call her. We had so much fun because I had never been to Guatemala. I'm originally from Mexico, but my parents immigrated to the US when I was four years old. I have been to Mexico before, and I love it. Guatemala was also an incredible experience. The people are friendly and the sights are extremely beautiful. Mi corazon, as I like to call him, took us to Panajachel to see the Lago de Atitlan, then off to Antigua Guatemala at night, afterwards, Guatemala City to get a bus to Peten so that we could go to Tikal. I loved Tikal. Then we went to his hometown of San Pablo, San Marcos. There we went on a day trip to the waterfalls near his town. They were an experience I would recommend to anyone. Even my family wants to take vacations there now because of the hundreds of pics I brought back showing Guatemala's beauty.

Well, I better stop now as it's getting to be a long post. lol. I just wanna say that I love my family and I hope we are together again soon.

Maricruz (L)

Nice baby!!!!

If your happy with him, go for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello and welcome to vj :thumbs:


3561055465_7e32541543_m.jpg3561659436_e8b5cc66fc_m.jpg

"Our Wedding Prayer"

Lord,help us to remember when we first met,and the strong love that grew between us.

To work the love into practical things so nothing can divide us

Grant us a Love that grows stronger with each passing year.

We ask for words both kind and loving

and for hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive.

Guide us to overcome every challenge

and keep our dreams pure to each other always.

Dear Lord,we put our marriage into Your hands.Amen

If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
Timeline

Cute baby :D Welcome and best wishes!!!


Blessed are the heart that can bend, they can never be broken - Albert Camus

Any comments, information and photos may not be reused, reposted, or republished in any way without express written permission from 100% Al Ahly Fan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
Timeline

Nice story....good luck at the interview!


11/2004 - Met in Brazil

09/2006 - Apply for K1

03/2007 - K1 approved

04/2007 - Apply for AOS & EAD

07/2007 - EAD approved

01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved

11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions

02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved

11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship

03/2011 - Citizenship approved

07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to VJ!!! Best wishes for citizenship, and may the rest of your journey go smooth. You have an adorable baby!! :star:


K-1 timeline

Sent I-129f Dec. 29, 2008

Received NOA Jan. 10, 2009

NOA2 email sent April 16, 2009, APPROVED

Interview in Vancouver, June 23, 2009 APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!

Wedding, September 19, 2009, South Carolina!!

AOS

Mailed package to Chicago, Oct. 22, 2009

NOA hard copies Nov. 3, 2009

RFE Nov. 17, 2009

Finally mailed back RFE December 15, 2009

Case transferred to CSC January 7th 2010girlfreuya.gif

EAD and AP Approved, cards sent January 8th, 2010!!

AOS approved February 9th 2010 smiley-happy093.gif

Welcome letter and GC received February 16th, 2010

Done with USCIS until 11/08/11

ROC

Sent 1-751 to Vermont Service Center November 18th 2011

NOA November 23, 2011

Biometrics December 23, 2011

RFE Dated Aug. 17; received Aug. 20th

mailed off RFE end of Oct.

Received Email stating card has been ordered Dec. 4

Received Email stating card should arrive within seven days; Dec 6

GLITTER.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...