3 Weeks After 3 Years

It had been three years since I saw my family, when they visited me for graduation in Columbia, Mo. I picked my mother and sister up in Chicago and took them on a road to trip after the ceremony for three weeks. We drove from Midwest to Southern California.

It was their first visit to the States. It was my mother's first time leaving Turkey and getting on a plane. And it was their first time visiting me in one of the foreign countries I lived in over the past few years.