immigration

A Mother’s Note on the Eve of Her Son’s Enlistment

A Mother’s Note on the Eve of Her Son’s Enlistment

Cross-posted on the Times of Israel. Dearest Naftali, You draft next week. Later than you had hoped. In fact, I am sure you wanted to get your army fatigues on the moment you arrived in…

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Three months isn’t a long time in the whole scheme of things. A quarter of a year. A blink, a sigh. But these next three months are huge over here in the HSM household. Within…

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

I am sure my long time readers remember the immigration hell I went through after I married the KoD. Things were really bad at the time, and we were getting no answers from the immigration…

Final Immigration Update

Final Immigration Update

As long-time blog readers know, my journey to becoming a legal resident of the United States has been a long and arduous one. Many people are under the assumption that by marrying a US Citizen…

Immigration Update – Boys

Last time we discussed the immigration issue it was a very frustrating time. “Bureaucracy is an art form” tells the annoying tale of how fruitless our visit to Federal Plaza was with the boys to…

Immigration Update #45208

There isn’t much to say other than we are not getting our visas. Yep. Simply put, apparently they no longer process these visas and we have to go for Green Cards necessitating more waiting and…

Border guards

I always seem to flummox them to some degree. See, in my head it makes perfect sense that I am going to NY to see my husband, and that my kids are back in Montreal…

Positivity Sucks

Being positive is one of the hardest things to be sometimes. After Monday’s upset, and the KoD leaving on Tuesday, I had a serious talk with myself, and made myself leave the wallowing and pity…

Lessons can be learnt from everyone

Yesterday, at that interminable day spent at the consulate, the clerk we dealt with was a wonderful lady. We had to review all the forms etc with her, which for five people, was a lot…

Immigration Update

I guess I am finally able to be rational and report on our disappointing appointment today. We arrived at the consulate at just gone 7 am and left around 2 pm. It was a long…

Immigration Questions

Our immigration interview is coming up real soon, and I have spent the morning printing out photos, making sure I have the right documentation (criminal background checks from everywhere I have lived since the age…

Photo Album

One of my Montreal Mommies suggested I put together a photo album for the immigration interview. Pictures of family events that the KoD and I attended together, pix of me with his kids, pix of…