I WANT PATIENCE AND I WANT IT NOW!
My husband got permission to get out of that war zone at the end of July. He should have been here by now, but the papers sent from Canada to the Canadian Consulate in Pakistan (He's working near Afghanistan/Pakistan border) GOT LOST IN THE MAIL!!! So now it has been 6 weeks.
I'm sure the reason for the delay will be made known to us soon, but wow I am frustrated AGAIN! The post office is trying to trace the important government documents, and I asked the Consulate if I should just send them again, and I was told absolutely not, because if both sets of paperwork get to them, it will cause massive delays due to the confusion.
One good thing is that it has given me time to do the very long list of things that need doing, when I can. I can only do 1-2 of these tasks a day, then my strength is gone..but lately I am pushing myself to do more because I know my energy will have to be increased just to be with another person 24 hours a day, so I'd better get used to it. I've tried to hire help, with no luck. Will keep trying.
The Canadian government has so few people working for it, that it seems EVERY STEP is painfully, cruelly slow!
YEARS AGO when we first asked for my husband to get help to get out of his position in the war zone because of his family here having multiple hardships, (he is a civilian working there, so had NO rights, and pretty much was being kept there against his will), I often thought that all 3 of us in this house, who have been deemed "terminal" would all pass away before the paperwork even got to the point where we would be able to talk to a judge about it. It was close. Dad had recently passed, Mom was critically ill in the hospital, and I was like a walking zombie when we got the call for me to go to another city to see the judge.
I just know beyond any doubt that there is a purpose for us to be together, and he is a VERY patient man, so we will deal with all things with God's help. Wow, what a whopper of a task I have taken on with no strength. I guess in due time it will be a testimony of the strength the Lord gives to those who have none of their own.
The Taliban are still in his city, there are still bombs and killings and things that I dare not mention here because I think no human ears or eyes should have to be exposed to such ugliness, still curfews where they have to stay inside for days, still hearing machine guns and bombs as we work online on webcam...still worrying about his life, but deep down I know he HAS been protected and will continue to be protected. I am amazed how stable he stays and how well he keeps working despite his week of loss.
Well, back to work. I am sure the Lord will help me get most of my jobs done. I am leaving a lot for when he gets here, so he can feel like he is helping to make this HIS home as well, and can feel useful.
Thanks for your patience with me when I have none. lol.
Your friend, Sheila