We are family, I've got all my sisters with me

I am missing this Easter's family get-together and I have to convince myself that there is a good reason for it. There is nothing better than spending time with loved ones and I particularly enjoy laughing with my sisters. My mother must be so happy right now, surrounded by her -now adult- children, whom she has worked very hard to give an education. My youngest sister has just finished university and so my mother can proudly say that she has done her part, and done it very well.

 As much as I would like to take credit for my achievements so far, I must admit that I owe a lot to my mother and my family. (This post is so hard for me to write because I am afraid I don't have the words to express my gratitude and admiration for my family). The best I can do for them, is to do well in my studies. (I am hoping I can finish my research as fast as possible so that I can go back home). It is not easy being so far away from those who care about me the most.

My discussions (or monologues) in this blog have been rather heavy of late and it's time to write something light and vain again. And while still on the topic of my family, let me tell you about my youngest sister, who is one of a handful of people, who can outdo me on the dance floor. This girl, can bring a roof down and when we are out together, all eyes are on us. If you add to this mix my other sister who screams and laughs louder than me, then what you have is total chaos. Before I left home, I made sure we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly by, for example, being the last ones to leave the club. When I am reading journal articles in the library, memories of such times seem so unreal. Whose life is this?