September 7, 2020
“I am 69 years’ old, I was 17 when I got married. I have faced a lot throughout my marriage, but I have always supported my husband, in a way that I have often worked hand in hand with my husband like a man and have played a role in providing for our children.
The most difficult part for me was when Karim was assigned in one of the bases in Dyala in the 1970s, so we lived as outlanders for many years. My only source of happiness was my children. I have tried my best to raise them based on Kurdish culture and traditions, and fortunately all my daughters-in-law and sons-in-law are Kurds and I have 58 children and grandchildren. I now live with my husband and one of my daughters. To keep up with my children, they have created a group chat that I am also a part of, I keep up and talk with them every day.”