Tuesday Open Thread

April 30, 2013

It’s Tuesday!

We had a lovely yet bittersweet weekend. I mentioned last week that some good friends of ours, who had helped care for our kiddos, were moving to Texas and I was looking for some goodbye gift suggestions. It turned out I had no time to shop for a real gift, because Michael found a great job in Texas and they were leaving ASAP.

They came over to say goodbye on Saturday and Michael told us the big news: thanks to the Dream Act’s deferred action program, he had just been granted legal residency. He told us how everything changed overnight: he qualified for this union job in Texas, he got a driver’s license and his first credit card. He told us how he came over with his mom when he was 7, and how fearful he has felt all these years, driving without a license, losing a job he loved because he was undocumented, etc. He was crying and so was I. “Bendito sea Obama,” his wife Monica said. Amen.

My kids adore them and their beautiful children. We will miss them so much, but I couldn’t be happier for them. I just love it when good things happen to truly good people. I wish it would happen more often.

Do you have any feel good stories to share? What else is on your mind? Chat away!