August 1, 2016
The lady on the right, Guljekrem, invited us over for tea one day while we were just resting on the side of the road.
We came back a second time to thank her. That’s where I learned Guljekrem’s story.
She once had a husband and several children; all dead. She’s suffering from severe rheumatism and nearsightedness, and yet she still invited us over for dinner and walked across the street in pain to get us gifts. I added her on WeChat where she said it was such a blessing to have us over and how much she loved us. I couldn’t grasp how she was not a bitter, lifeless person filled with anger after having gone through so much.
That’s it really. Just want to remember this.