It’s been ages since I’ve been active on the blog; and as lazy as I might seem, honestly, so much has been happening in the past couple of months. Some good, some not too good.
The latest happy moment that has been added to our family’s book of memories is, my baby sister (who is not really a baby anymore, but it took us a while to realize she actually grew up) got engaged :)) So we were quite busy with the preparations.
However, another turning point in our lives is, my parents, who have lived in Saudi Arabia since 1980, have retired and returned home – back to Istanbul. Now, of course for those of you who are expatriates living far away from your home can understand this…however, for the first time, for me and my siblings, we are experiencing what is called ‘gurbet’ in Turkish…which basically translates to ‘being away from your country’ or ‘being in a foreign country’. You see, being raised in Saudi Arabia, we always felt like it was home to us. With my parents leaving, the place we actually called ‘home’ for 30+ years is now a foreign land to us. This comes to prove that home is where your loved ones are, regardless of where you have spent your life.
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