During our dinner/picnic Sunday night, I was doing a lot of staring at the sky and my dad asked me, "What far off land are you in? You're distant." Well, I said I was "just thinking" but indeed I was in a "far off land."
I'll give you one chance to guess where....
I had just talked to habibi and he had told me that the consulate in Casablanca was closed, still nearly a month after the original close to"beef up security". All consular services have been put on hold, no visa's are being processed, no appointments are being made, literally everything visa related in Morocco has stopped. This isn't going over well with me, or habibi. Who knows when it will open again, maybe more months will go by with out a meeting- these are the thoughts of a discouraged habibi. The patience that is needed to wait 9 months to meet the person you claim to love is probably the most heart-wrenching of all types of patience.
My dad says that we need to just wait it out, tho we aren't sure how long that will be. I would like to make a short trip there in the interim, maybe in mid-June when school is out, but I'm not seeing how I can do that if still my dad isn't too thrilled about me going. I've been praying about this and I know he needs to come here, that I am peaceful about. I am also peaceful about going there, but only if my dad agrees to it. I need to finish Algebra before I can go anywhere anyway, and that will be done by June. So I think, if I wait patiently another month, everything may work out, either for him to come here(or at least have the paperwork in) or me to go there, or maybe even both- who knows.
So, that's my life so far this week. While praying and looking to the Lord for guidance last night I found a scripture for the week- Jeremiah 31:16- Restrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded. I believe that it's true that neither the work I've put into finishing school, nor the work we've put into this relationship will be overlooked.
*photo taken Sunday afternoon with my Ben's Pentax K10 D.