Yesterday I shared a bible verse to my church members and the George (my friend that I love), it was Psalms 16:4, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps”. This is a beautiful verse, it means that we choose and decide to follow a path, but God gives us the means and guides us to our destination…sometimes it goes our way, sometimes it does not. But OH LORD JESUS! This time it went my way!
I sent my Advance Parole document on January 29, and got approved on February 24! I actually did not know until today! I honestly cannot believe this happened! This is a surreal moment, everything is a haze, I thought I was going to cry, but I can’t cry…I feel like this can’t be happening hahaha! I feel like this will end soon, I honestly have no idea what I feel! But I am going!
As an undocumented individual I lost hope a long time ago that I could go study abroad but today that dream has come true! I told my parents and my friends! I just hope that everything turns out well, I am quite nervous, scared, but extremely happy!
My AP officer was very generous with my permission, I asked for 41 days…but she or he gave me 45 days! Wow! Very excited! Remember to ask for a couple of days more to get out of your respective country, just in case something terrible happens and you miss the flight.
I will be leaving the United States on June 21st, and will be coming back on August 3rd! My parole ends on the 5th but I am coming back early! 😀 yay!!
To those students hesistating to apply for Advance Parole…DO NOT hesitate, follow your insticts and dreams! Do not let fear take over your life! Defy the odds! We are warriors! What is one more push? NOTHING.
The Journey, begins NOW.
120 days left!!