No news is good news? WRONG!

I have put off coming back because I’m so sick of writing negative things and giving bad news and feeling like my life is one drama after another.  However, there is news and I may as well give it.

I need your prayers.  Things are ugly here right now.  To go into detail would take more time than I have, be filled with acronyms you wouldn’t understand, and flat out just be unbelievable.  I don’t ever want anyone to come here, read my blog, and wonder if I’m for real… and yet, somehow, every time I read it myself that’s what I’m thinking!

Basically, we have dealt with unreal ego, lost paperwork, shady restrictions, and now one man has put a medical hold on my ERD, at literally the very last minute, because he’s sure he can find a Turkish doc who will agree to treat me.  Thus we enter a legal battle because I will refuse off base treatments (I am within my rights to do so due to the nature of my illness and certain other things about medical here that I can’t talk about) but it will be long and ugly and will leave me stuck here in Turkey while Ryan still has to deploy. 

I need prayers for favor, resolution, and some peace of mind… because frankly I’m about to lose it!

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Delayed AGAIN!

“Why me Lord?  What have I ever done?”

Well, we are delayed for yet another week.  This time because I got food poisoning.  Not the kind you get in the states that lasts for 12 to 24 hours and is horrible but short lived (don’t think I’m saying it’s not bad… I HATE food poisoning) but the stuff you hear about when people travel in to 2nd and 3rd world countries… because that’s where I am. 

I ate off base, as I have done 100 times before… but I did it at the beginning of our summer… apparently they don’t change the way they handle their food until it gets really hot and this is a common problem here.  GAG

I’m on day three of the sickest I have ever been in my adult life.  I spent a full 2 days in bed because I could barely stand up and today I’m couch bound.  I’ve lost 15 pounds so there’s an upside… *insert weak laughter here*

So obviously I wasn’t going to be on today’s plane… Next week it is then… I believe that’s our 5th delay now.  Seven weeks since I was told that I needed to be on the next plane out of the country…  but who’s counting? 

Oh and that song up there?  I’m taking it out of context… it’s a phenomenal song!

Why Me Lord by Kris Kristofferson

Why me Lord what have I ever done
To deserve even one of the pleasures I’ve known
Lord, what did I ever do
That was worth lovin’ You or the kindness You’ve shown

Lord help me, Jesus, I’ve wasted it
so Help me Jesus I know what I am
But now that I know that I’ve needed You so
Help me, Jesus, my soul’s in Your hand

Try me, Lord, if You think there’s a way
I can try to repay all I’ve taken from You
Maybe Lord, I can show someone else
What I go through myself, on my way back to You

Lord help me, Jesus, I’ve wasted it so
Help me Jesus, I know what I am
But now that I know that I’ve needed You so
Help me, Jesus, my soul’s in Your hand Jesus, my soul’s in your hand