Hello second family;
Still fighting this pneumonia. What a nasty disease! Know what though? This is the easiest case of pneumonia that I have ever had, and I know it's because of all the prayers that are being said for me! I not only feel calm and peaceful, but hopeful and I know this will pass soon. My attitude is different than usual...more positive and not worrisome.
The prayers extended to bless my Mother also. She has been quite well since I got sick, so that I would not need to care for her as intensely as usual, and would not need to take her to the hospital.
I'm afraid my brother is catching this, but his won't be as severe as mine because his general health is better. He doesn't have lupus and 8 other diseases to battle on top of the pneumonia like I am doing.
My husband was quite worried. He knows pneumonia can be fatal in those who have chronic illness, but we were able to talk on the phone in between the curfew times when all communications are shut down (to prevent the Taliban from communicating with each other during the shooting hours.) I barely have a voice, but was able to tell him a joke or 2, so that relieved his mind and he is able to relax now.
I really do wonder if we will ever get together. We needed more court papers to be sent to Canada by Feb 29 but he can't get into the court house there. It is being guarded and the public are not allowed in, only those with letters inviting them to a court case are allowed in, and without the court papers, my husband can't immigrate. It has been one hold up after another after another for 4 years.
It's an interesting concept that they were able to convince the Taliban to only do their shooting/bombing during certain hours. That has to be one of the first times that has ever happened. Usually there are no laws or rules in war. So people are able to work, shop, etc. when the curfew is off, but when the curfew is on, anyone that leaves their house could be shot. There was a baby born in my husband's house during a curfew because they couldn't get to the hospital. The problem is, the curfew is usually at night, so people can't sleep for many days due to the shooting, which adds to their fear and stress and health problems and makes more have nervous breakdowns and post traumatic stress disorder.
It makes me so angry that the Taliban claim to be Muslim. Maybe they were raised Muslim, but if they were following the Quran and Muslim beliefs, they would not be doing all the violence that they are doing now! They are going against their own beliefs! They are making the rest of the world hate the good Muslims.