I went shopping and worked on my yard on Saturday and I wish I was doing something fun this weekend like everyone else. But, I have so much stuff to do that I have to get it done. I will work more in my yard on Monday, but I have managed to get rid of most of the weeds in my lawn. I realized that if you just keep killing them as they come up they will eventually stop growing. I wish I could say the same for the weeds on the side of the house. For those I need to do something, but I just never seem to get to it.
My basement project has been interesting and exhausting to say the least. I'm noticing two of my walls are not straight, but at this point I could care less. This was overall just painful to get everything just right. I finally had to put a deadline on it and tell everyone I want it done by Tuesday. We will see if it actually happens. I think when you don't care, people think they don't have a deadline and it drags on and on...
I got approval for the second step of my green card application. We did premium processing and it took two weeks for that step to be approved. Now, I am at the last stage which is the actually green card application...see all of those steps that took 2 years were just preparing for that! My attorney says that this last step will take about 12 to 14 months. I am optimistic and hope that she is wrong and that I will get approval much sooner. We will see.
As we sang the closing hymn in church today, I cried. It was about "My country"...
My native country, thee, land of the noble free, Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and hills,
thy woods and templed hills.
My heart with rapture thrills like that above...
Our fathers' God, to thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light.
Protect us by thy might,
Great God, our King!
Text: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
Music: From Thesaurus Musicus, London, 1744
My country is all that, just not a land of liberty right now. I hope someday it will be. I think that may not be until the Savior comes again to rule and reign and provide justice and liberty to the captive.
I miss my homeland so much. I miss those beautiful hills, the flowers, the trees and the people...
I had an interesting dream last night. I wish I could remember all the details, but it gave me hope. In my dream both the Palestinians and Israelis were working together and serving and giving. They were both tending to the injured and saving lives. I was actually amazed that none of them wore a uniform. They were not soldiers, but were united together. That unity gave me hope of a better world.
I saw two rainbows this week. One of them was so beautiful, but by the time I parked and rolled down my car window to take a picture it was gone. The second one was dim, but I loved how it appeared in the middle of the storm, though it was hard to see...
It looked like there was light coming down from heaven along with the colors of the rainbow. I don't know if you all could see it. It was much nicer when I saw it.
Someday, those dark clouds will be gone and we will be able to see that beautiful rainbow. There is hope for this world...there is hope as long as you and I keep trying and keep moving and keep loving others.