Travel challenge: reconnect with family

The week that’s ending has  been one of a kind; I have travelled over a thousand kilometers from Kilimanjaro to Bukoba  via Dar es salaam and Mwanza.
The purpose: to claim my rights, birth rights,  family.
Perhaps,  the easiest thing to take for granted is family. They would love us anyway. It’s not true, sometimes family members hate each other for one reason or another. Sometimes no one cares. Because many a rift has pulled family apart, I was moved to an almost teary state when I met my maternal grandmother’s sister. She was filled with joy and she was brave enough to show it.
Meeting all the relatives and family friends that I had only met too long ago that I forgot was heart warming. Sometimes,  we remind people of loved ones that have long departed and by our presence they experience the love they once felt. I reminded them of my mother and they reminded me of her; in their faces, I saw her smile and in their voices I heard her dreams for me, for them, for us.
Here is a thought, why not go all out to find the farthest family member you can think of and give them a visit. There is a chance that they are waiting to meet you.
The calmness,  coolness and freshness of Bukoba was icing on the cake:)





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