I just wanted to write a quick update. I am safely in my new apartment in Doha! I love it. It’s way too much for me, but what can you do? I had a great flight and actually feel really rested this morning. I’ll write more later.
Well, it’s finally here! All of my paperwork is in, and my flight reservation is confirmed. I fly out of DFW airport on Friday afternoon to start my journey of moving to Qatar.
This is coming on the end of an extended holiday break with my family. I was originally supposed to leave on January 7, but my permanent visa was delayed and I couldn’t leave before that came through. Everything worked out perfectly, because my grandma that was visiting us for Christmas got sick with pneumonia and ended up being in the hospital for 10 days. The delay with my visa allowed me to spend time with her in the hospital, and I also got to help my parents do stuff around the house. My grandma is much better now, and will be staying with my parents for a few more days.
I’m really excited about my upcoming move. This is something I’ve been looking forward to for so long, and I can’t believe it’s finally here. I’m a little nervous as well, because it’s going to be a very different environment and I only have ideas here and there of what to expect. Also, I’m a little sad to be moving so far from my family. Thank God for modern technology that will allow us to keep in touch! My parents are already planning a trip to come visit me in Doha some time in the fall.
I’d appreciate prayers for me and my family during this time of transition. Physical safety for me in my travels and emotional comfort for us all will be very important for us. Thanks!