I was born in 1993 in Pakistan. I opened my eyes in a family that was rich with love. I had three sisters and one brother. I remember that there was enough food. Our hearts were big, and we gave to others; big and small colorful clothes were all over the house.
My mom was a very smart and beautiful lady. Every morning, my dad woke us up. My older sister acted like a mom, always caring for us and trying to be perfect. Mom made breakfast and called us to eat. There was never time to eat at home. We ate on our walk to school.
My mom always worried about my sister. She was very clever and feisty with her classmates. My mom got a lot of complaints from school about her.
Time is very fast. I always remember those long-gone days.
Fozia Faisal is from Pakistan. She lives in Brooklyn with her children and husband. She is a student in the Adult Education Program of the Family Health Centers of NYU Langone. Her teacher is Shannon Flam, and the site coordinator of the program is John Kefalas.