Every day with Khalid and his father is a joy, and today especially as this was the day that Khalid was cleared to fly back to Kurdistan! Still there are no airplanes yet, but the cardiologist was so happy with the surgery results he saw in the echo. Khalid is “without limitations,” in the words of the doctor. Before he goes back to Kurdistan, he will come back for one last check-up and then be off to his country!
Khalid’s father said after hearing about the excellent surgery results, Khalid wants to walk and go outside, but there is the quarantine! All of us can relate to this global issue. God willing, there will be a time soon where Khalid and his dad can go for long walks in the fresh air, in a world free from Corona. But for now, we give thanks that there are plenty of long walks ahead of Khalid, which makes me think of the words from author JRR Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings”
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.”