I've got mail yesterday from the USCIS and guess what? My interview for my citizenship is scheduled on June 18. I didn’t expect it to be that soon. I just had my finger prints re-taken last April 15 and in less than 2 weeks, here comes their mail for my interview schedule. I thought the CIS is backlogged because last year before their fees skyrocketed, a lot of people filed for their citizenship. I’ve been praying to God that my application will be processed soon. My passport will expire next month and I will wait for my citizenship to be done before I will get a US passport. Then we will go back to the Philippines, God’s willing. We have our plans to work for the Lord there and my hubby and I have been praying about it. The Lord knows our hearts’ desire and we just cling to His promises. "All things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. I need to review for the interview and I pray that I will pass it.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I got tired with my hair covering my face if I don’t wear a hair clip so I decided to cut my hair and have a bangs. I used to have a bangs all my life but I changed my hair style a couple of years ago and I let my bangs grew. Now I got tired of it and cut it and have my bangs back. I asked my hubby what he thinks of my new hair style and he told me I look better with bangs. I’m glad he likes it.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
My hubby is not feeling since yesterday. He called in sick yesterday and so he stayed at home and rested. When I woke up this morning, he was gone and went to work but at around 9:00 AM he was home. I asked him what’s wrong and he told me he still don’t feel well. He has a fever, cough, stomach trouble and no appetite to eat. I also have a sore throat and my voice is hoarse and I can hardly talk. I don’t know where did we get the virus but we pray that the Lord will heal us both soon. Hubby bought some over the counter drugs for me and for him. Right now he is at the living room resting and watching
Friday, April 18, 2008
Every time we stop by at the park in Burleson to use the restroom, I can’t resist taking pictures in the park. That park is so clean and sometimes a lot of people are having picnics there. The trees are so green now and also the lawn. It’s the best season of the year. I lost count of how many times we took pics in that park. I will just post one here.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
It’s been almost two weeks since we had the Creation Seminar in our church. Our speaker Dr. Patrick Briney talked about creation insights, evolution, science, species and a lot more. Though some of the subjects he talked about I can hardly comprehend, one thing is for sure, that man was created by God and didn’t come from apes. The world and everything in it was created by God and evolutionist should wake up and face the truth. Here are souvenir photos with Dr. Pat Briney.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I tried to get up earlier this morning and went online. I wanted to chat with my family in the Philippines. It was past 9:00 AM here and it’s past 10 PM there. Most of them were already asleep except my sister Violy and her hubby. I talked to her for more than an hour and we saw each other in the webcam. She told me that she uploaded some of their photos in her friendster. I browsed her photos that she uploaded and I’ve seen the photos of her 2 boys when they received awards and medal during their closing exercises in their school. I took photos of my sister in the webcam using Skype. I miss her very much. She’s the only sister I got and we’re so close to each other. My siblings and I have a very close family tie. We love and support each other in every way we can.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
My siblings and I call her auntie Aning. She’s the only sister of my late mom and she’s our second mom. She took care of us when our mom passed away. She cooked for us, buy groceries, do the dishes and give us motherly love. She did not marry and she devoted her life taking care of our grandma and us. When we were studying in college and we needed money for our tuition fees, she went to our neighbors and borrowed money so we can take the exams. When I was sick and fighting the big C, she was my prayer warrior. She went with me in my therapies. When I got married and my hubby was there in our house in the Philippines, she cooked for us our favorite foods. She always cooked for my hubby adobong pusit when she learned that George like it. Whatever my hubby loves to eat, she cooked it very often. I really miss her cooking when I was already here in the US.
Four and a half years had passed since I’ve been here and my auntie Aning is now forgetful. She can hardly remember my name now. I cried when I learned about it and I told it to my hubby. She’s 76 years old but she’s still strong. Only, senility sets in with her. She can’t remember my hubby’s name too. Also, they don’t let her cook now because she burns the rice whenever she cooks. She forget that she’s cooking. I talked to her and we saw each other in the webcam a few days ago. I really miss her so much. She always asked me everytime I talked to her when am I going back there. She also miss me. Oh, I pray to God to make our plans come true so we can go back there soon and see my aunt and my siblings. I always tell my siblings to take care of our aunt because she is already old and she needs TLC and understanding. She took care of us and it’s our turn to take care of her too now that she’s old. I love my auntie Aning and I really miss her a lot. My hubby miss her too.
Friday, April 4, 2008
I got a mail today from the USCIS informing me that my fingerprints appointment is on April 15. I was already wondering when I got their previous mail stating there that my appointment is April 5 and it falls on a Saturday. I asked my hubby if they are open on the weekends. I know that federal offices are close on the weekends. Another error from them? Instead of April 15 they wrote April 5 in their previous mail? The time is the same though 8:00 AM. Hubby and I are supposed to leave this afternoon to go to Alvarado but we canceled it now because of the change of schedule. It’s good the mail arrived on time.
I’m so glad because hubby and I will be able to attend the Creation Seminar in our church tonight, tomorrow morning and on Sunday. All things work together for good to those who love God…
We’ll be going to Alvarado this afternoon when hubby gets off from work. My appointment for fingerprints at the USCIS will be tomorrow at 8:00 AM. I have to wake up early tomorrow and it’s a 25 minutes drive from Alvarado to Fort Worth. If only it’s the same distance from here then we will just be driving tomorrow. Anyways, I hope and pray that the outcome of my fingerprints this time will be alright.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
One of our friends in the church gave us venison last Saturday. This was the 3rd time that he gave us deer meat, about 9 lbs. I cooked venison stew yesterday and it was so delicious. I love venison because it has only little fats and deers are free range animals. They were not given antibiotics or growth hormones. Next time I will cook venison steak. Our friend said, when we run out of venison, we can ask him again. We’re planning to go with him to his ranch and see all those animals that are in there, like deers, turkeys and hogs.