The morning started normally- we had breakfast and then watched cartoons while we waited for the Wilks family to get to the house and for Mr. Aina, our driver, to take us to Victoria Island to have Ruth’s TB test results recorded.
What I didn’t know we were in for was constant traffic! It was absolutely awful today- much worse than anything we’ve encountered so far during our time here. Or ever. We got in the car at 10:30 for a 5 minute appointment and didn’t get home until almost 5:00. It was HORRIFIC. But Ruth did good almost the whole time. And I had a monster car headache to deal with afterwards, ugh.
But as we were stuck- literally- for hours, I couldn’t help but think, “This is completely symbolic of this entire journey.” I’m completely out of control- and I know I’ll eventually get to go home, but I have no idea when. Just have to buckle up and survive.
That’s about all I’ve got for the day- a very, very long day in the car. Ruth is super glad the Wilks are here- she loves playing with the 3 kids! And I am so happy to have another adult to talk to!!! We are celebrating with Domino’s tonight. Or maybe that’s just Friday, here, ha! We like our Domino’s for sure.
Continue to pray- this is the first time ever that I have wished for Christmas to be over already so we can keep working on getting home. Unfortunately, the Consulate will be closed Monday and Tuesday for national holidays, so definitely not the Christmas of my dreams. But next year will be a different story.