In Due Time

What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?

There is just one word for it — stressed. I try not to think what’s waiting for me back home. For the past year, and a half I have been waiting for my Resident Card so that I can leave. The waiting has stretched my nerves to shreds.

I have tons of issues waiting for me to be resolved back home. One of them is my driving license. It expired in October. Last time I went to renew it, was five years back. My (late) husband won’t be there to accompany me. Believe me, it’s an ordeal to stand in line amongst men for hours on end.

Peshawar is a city full of dust, and the tons of dust I will have to remove horrifies me to no end.

There are many issues I have to face. Main one is, my Army widow pension. With my coming here it has stopped. The amount of running to be done is making me distressed already. I try not to think about it, and push it to the back of my mind all the time.

Naturally when all my issues are resolved, I will be feeling relieved.

8 thoughts on “In Due Time”

  1. I can understand your struggle with the pension issue.My grandfather passed away in 2013 and we are still struggling to help my paternal aunt to get his pension since she is single. After reading your write up , I closed my eyes and hold you tight in my prayers and requested God to help you ASAP. With time, all things will be set in place. Don’t worry and be happy and trust some one somewhere is holding you in his/her prayers. You will soon be relieved with these issues 🙂 Hugs to you . Love S

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    1. Today’s world is very different from the world I grew up in. People had compassion on the needy and would see to it they got what they deserved. Nowadays we see the strong getting what they want but do not deserve. Where is the compassion? Where is the pity or the love?

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  2. As salamu alai kum dear sis…

    I’ve been reading quite some posts of yours. Alhamdulillah, it is indeed a beautiful blog. I know i have merely read a few posts in the last hour, sitting here in my workplace, but yes I do feel for you. I hope Allah makes it easy for you. Looking forward to reading more from you, having a better insight into your life and knowing you better.

    Lots of love and regards,
    Your sister from India

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  3. “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil” (Eccl. 8:11).


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