September 16, 2011

So now what?

I hate immigration, it is just so frustrating! Some days are easier for me to deal with than others, but today is not one of those days. I don't know why, but today has been especially hard for me. We submitted our application for immigration a month ago. According to the Canada Immigration website, the sponsorship assessment (that would be my part) takes just over 2 months to process. Until that 2 months is up, I have no way of knowing if we even have a shot at our application going through. I find myself checking the website everyday, hoping that if I check it enough, the listed processing times will somehow miraculously change and our family will be able to be together. When I checked the website today however, I was very saddened by what I saw. The processing time for applications from Ecuador has changed, but now the time we must wait is longer. The current processing time is now at 17 months + 1 month more for my sponsorship application...that equals a year and a half that we just have to sit here waiting.  The thought of not having my husband present for the first 2 years of my son's life is heartbreaking and is something that I just cannot wrap my head around. I have to figure out some other way.
Lil L and Lalo reading a surf mag in Ecuador on our last visit. 
We talk to Lalo everyday on the phone, but it is so sad to see the way that Lil' L looks around the room searching for his daddy when he hears his voice. He will stop whatever it is he is doing, and smile the biggest smile and look all around to see where daddy is, but he never finds him, and I feel aweful. He misses his daddy, and so do I.

5 comments:

gustosa giveaways said...

Sorry to here about immigration, sometimes they are really pain on one's part. Can't you just invite him to go visit your son and when he is with you then you just file an extension for several months or change his visa into residency? Well , I don't know about Canada immigration, but I heard from my friends that it is easy get visa and apply for permanent residency.

Erin said...

we've been denied 3 different applications for visitor's visa. The reason being that he has family ties in Canada, and they dont believe he will return to his home country.

Kayce said...

Whoa! I can't believe it took that so long. It's really hard being away from your loved one.

seth said...

My friend took too long to have their visas...But fortunately, they just moved in there a week ago...

ddenz11♥ said...

Aww.. :( I can feel just by reading this that you and your baby misses him so much. Don't worry though, I believe that someday, all of you will be together.