It's not the exact email we wanted to read, but I'm not complaining at this point. All of these baby steps in the right direction will slowly but surely get our boys home.
Here's part of their email:
We confirm that the meeting with the ----- representative went well. We will conduct the final processing of your case. You should hear from us next week.
Now here's what I'm making of this email:
Hooray on the meeting going well from their perspective. That's what we wanted to hear. If they wanted anything else from us, I would think they would write, "The meeting went well, but we want more." I think it's a good sign that there was no "but" attached to that sentence.
All of our other emails say that they need to "review our file" so they can "render their decision." Now this one says, "Conduct the final processing of your case." I am SO HOPING that it means that their decision is indeed rendered (as an approval) and the final processing is writing the letter of approval, stamping it and passing it along to the Consulate.
That isn't reading into it too much, is it? I hope not. I am all done now with my psycho analysis (I'm laughing at my own play on words there, ha ha!)
Either way, it's nice to go into the weekend on this little happy note. It's not exactly what we wanted to hear, but they certainly did not throw any more hoops at us.
One baby step closer. Closer and closer, we're nudging up to that marathon finish line.