Pretty much that means today; Today I stop being a Traveler Wife because finally after 18 months of waiting on Canadian Immigration and 21 months of being in a long distance marriage, I finally get to be with Mr Punch.
You know how when you have waited for something for so long and then it comes and you just have this feeling of exhaustion? Like you are almost getting into the phase of "Hey it's about time!" instead of the grateful phase of "Thank God"?
Yeah, I feel I am border line of that.
It's been such a stressful wait and now I almost don't know how to celebrate this goodness of God in my life. I am here asking God to give me strength to rejoice. It may sound weird to you but really strength is required to rejoice and be grateful. I keep remembering this scripture;
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
And it's funny how I held on to this scripture through out this wait because there were number of times I wanted to just give up, those times where I'm like "Okay God I'm tired", then I remember this scripture which found away to renew my strength which was needed in this waiting period. So this was the perfect "waiting scripture".
|More Sunday Morning Selfies...hey, that's the only time we were together all dressed up, so it just made sense :)|
Now it is interesting/weird how today I feel this is scripture is no longer about strength to wait but strength to rejoice, be thankful and be grateful. Strength to be able to update my Facebook status for the past 2 days with "Traveler Wife ending in 2..." and strength to be able to even put this post up.
While I gather my strength to thank God that this long and challenging phase for Mr Punch and I is over, can I ask you to do the same? Say a prayer of thanksgiving on our behalf and also for this new phase we are about to get started (This is my excuse to hold on to the "Newlywed" word)
|You guessed right, another Sunday Morning Selfie|
Toronto here I come :)