You were a kid and a teenager one day and now a young independent man or woman. Few more years and you will get older but there is that one thing that will be with you from the day you were born until the day you die, FAMILY!!
In many cultures around the world family is always the first priority. You come to this world and the very first two people you meet are your parents. The very first word you ever say in MAMA. The first person you play with is your father and your first true friend is your sister or brother. The family has a magical connection even if you don’t love them but you are always attached to them somehow.
I was always connected to me family. Our religion assigned us to have this strong relationship with our families. We meet more often with our cousins, attend each other special occasions, visit our grandparents and even travel together. However, I didn’t realized that the love I have for my family is so huge until I moved to the united states and for the first time I am without my dad or my mom.
My father is the first person who supported everything I believed in. He is the one who encouraged me to work in media though it’s new in my country that women work in TV but I made few TV ads and he had faith that every small thing I do will help me to reach my dreams. He also encouraged me to start my masters and to continue my PHD after that. Every time I see the proud look in his eyes about anything I did I feel like I don’t want anything from this world except this look.
On the other side, my mother is my best friend literally anything I do with my best friend I can do with my mom. What else could be better than that!! Though she does’t show that much emotions as my dad but after I moved to the states I started to see how much she misses me. She calls every day and we talk for hours.
I only have one sister (Reem) and she is whole world to me. I am older than her by 5 years but to me I feel that she is my twin sister. We do EVERYTHING together so leaving her was the most difficult part of all but the good thing is she visits me a lot so I don’t feel that she is that far. I also have two brothers (Waleed and Ryan) and the four of us make the most hilarious group. Hanging out with each other will make each one of us complete. All what we need is each other.
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything” Michael J.Fox. To me that’s so true. We don’t choose our family but we choose to love them and to be there for them as they are for us. Everything is this world could be replaceable except family you can’t replace them. My family always come first! what about you! what come first to you?