Thank you ALL for your prayers! My husband's 8 year old cousin was finally returned to the family at a price of $10,000 instead of what they were originally asking. I made a mistake I think in the earlier post. They were asking $100,000, but in that country, it's 1 million Rupees. We were scared about how he would be treated, but when he got home, he said they were very good to him. They asked him to call them "uncle", and played with him, and when he got a fever they called a Dr. (probably not out of goodness, but to keep the boy alive for the ransom, I'm sure). The boy said he was not scared at all, so it's a blessing that the Taliban did not traumatize him. His uncle was kidnapped about 6 months ago, and they only got $1000 US for him, so unfortunately, now they see they can get 10x as much for a child than for an adult, so they will be kidnapping more children. They have burned all of the girls schools, and now have decided to close all the boys schools as well. They don't make sense! They punish people for doing anything that is even slightly "non-Islamic", but the Taliban themselves are the most un-Islamic of all! I hope people will soon understand that very few Muslims are like the Taliban. I compare them to the Christian cults, where 1 man starts a little community of about 50 people and becomes their "prophet" and makes up his own rules, and they give all they own to this man and live in a commune together. Well that' what the Taliban and Al-Qaeda groups are like. They are SO opposite of what their religion teaches, and all live in communes with 1 leader.
When I am on the phone with my husband, I hear the mortars and machine guns in the background. He is so calm and brave. I just shake to even think of it. I just want him home so I don't have to think about his safety every moment, but another side of me is so afraid of putting him through the hard life it is to be married to a sick wife. Which life is worse? Oh well, I guess we will all have strife in our lives, and if we are meant to be together, that is meant to be his path, in order to learn certain things from living with a sick wife. I don't know how soon I can learn to stop beating myself up for each time that he will need my help and I might be too sick to help him right then, or for making his life hard. End of March we will get to talk to a judge to see if he can come to our family due to our hardship.
I'm still having blog problems, can't see anything but the blog words,. No title, no pics, and nothing in the right panel.
OH YEAH! DID I TELL YOU I WIRED MY HOUSE SO ALL THE COMPUTERS ARE WIRELESS? I SURPRISED MYSELF BY DOING THAT ALONE! Why do they call it wireless? There are just as many wires. They are just not connected to the computers, so I can move the computers anywhere in the house, and take the laptop to the patio or back yard if I want.