Once home, though, I had a good time regaling Priya and Mama with anecdotes and "showering" them with the meager souvenirs I managed to find in Brasil.
I am still a bit sick, so I spent the day resting in between reminiscing and unpacking.
In the afternoon, I got to catch up with my brother Omar! Omar and I became close friends in high school, and our families are extremely close. It was great to hear about his time in college at the University of Virginia, as well as reflect with him upon my gap year experience thus far. I really enjoyed our conversation, and Omar did have a piece of feedback for me regarding my blog: he says it is always overwhelmingly cheerful! I promised him to tone it down as soon as my days become less than superlative. Not any time soon, insha'Allah! :)
|Our families gather at Graduation.|