Reuniting With My Father For The Last Ten Years

1163 Words Nov 21st, 2014 5 Pages
Obed Mayienda
J.Chambers
ENGL- 1301
October 10, 2014
Reuniting with my father.
I had not seen my father for the last ten years and I wanted to see him. I also wanted to be in the United States of America which had been my dream since I was a little child. My dad left for United States to seek asylum. He escaped unhurt during the 1992 post-election violence. Inter tribe skirmishes erupted immediately the result of then heavily contested election was announced. My father was one of main campaigners of the opposition party. Since he was in the forefront he was the target in the skirmishes. He ran to the United States to save his life. After staying in the United States of America for ten years, he was granted US citizenship. He decided that we join him. We missed him, as he missed us too.
I was excited and couldn’t wait until the last week I had to spend in Africa that is when I realized I was going to leave behind: All my relatives and friends, our home. It was going to be hard for me to leave the place I called home for eighteen years but what I wanted most is to see my father. It was very early in the morning when I got up, the sky was clear; it had never looked so beautiful like this day. The grass and bushes still filled with the morning dew. We got into my mom’s Volkswagen golf and we drove down to my grandparents to say the final word before our journey was due. It was exactly sixty seven miles away from the garage to grandparents homestead. I drove through the rift…
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