For this story I wanted to talk about a really significant and happy moment in my life. As my pervious post talked about a significant moment in my life where I fell in love with Kurdistan for the first time. This moment is a memory where I was just really happy.
A memory that I hold represents happiness of just simple things. A memory where I can look at these pictures and reflect on what I was feeling emotionally. I was just happy.. really happy. Having my family together and getting along with all of them. I cherish this memory because I knew this was the only significant moment that I would have with my family before I had to leave Kurdistan in 2014. I remember waking up that morning telling myself that I needed a memory that would last a life time as a way of finally saying goodbye. How happy, how humble and grateful it made me feel. This was just a regular day for Kurds, going to a village and sitting down and eating. However, this is what made it so memorable for me. I never had regular days like this outside of Kurdistan. I sit next to my grandpa thinking to myself I have to make him smile and tell him how much I love him because only God knows when I'll be back in Kurdistan and if everything will be the same. This memory in Gundê Beshîlê was a memory that I cherish the most because I created that memory with my grandpa. I created the memories with my mother and aunts as we sat on the rocks of this beautiful village and talked about how amazing this waterfall was. All of us just mesmerized by the fresh air, the cold water, and the clean environment. Such a simple day for me had the biggest impact in my life, because we were all together. There was not one person that I missed that day because I had everyone beside me and that is all I needed to make me happy.