Somalilandsun: I have joined this world in the late of 1994 at a village in harshin district sub county in jarar at Somali region in Ethiopia .my birth is received warmly by the members of family and relatives of mine among those who greatly pleased in my birth was my aunt saynab who suddenly named me with the one I currently belong ‘’ Abdirisaq ‘’ moreover, the festival and ceremonies held to the celebrations of my birthday wasn’t limited within the family but it was reached to the neighbors who have been in habited with us whom greatly welcomed to my delivery on this world .
I bring up with adopting the life on this world , which is full of challenges and obstacles that may hinder the wishes and the hopes you own or you dream to reach once if the life allows you , anyway I have been living with my family which have been comprising with my two parent and 7 brothers and 4 sibling. As time went on the knowledge I earning towards this world have been increasing and also the events that is going around us including the state of land , and the population living in the village .
When it comes the people, they have been nomad who usually move with their livestock in search of pasture and water apart from this, the only source of income and the economic activity they own was the rearing of livestock .
the rearing and the welfare they provide to their livestock are made them busy and not to find a time with other sectors of life such as knowledge and the adaptation of modern technology which make easy the modern life in other hand the modern life doesn’t make them sense instead they have been satisfied with the life they own that -is raising and making use the product of livestock, this have been the major employment that they have been own even the young children they get adopt at early stages for the raising of herds and I have been among those who grew up for taking resopinsility at early stages so as I get older I begun to take part the duties towards the family role , I used to herd our sheep where I feed them for the areas seemed to be good for grazing and have delicious grasses moreover my role wasn’t limited for herding livestock and caring them but it was far and beyond I used to perform every task that needs to be done in contrast I haven’t been lazy or those who characterize with a neglect or those naturally own the laziness features .
in addition to this , the love and willingness I own when it comes the presence of my own birth town couldn’t be imagine as I used to play and laugh with my equal peers of children, as you know children have no place to compare like their home for this reason many times I have shown the refusal to go anywhere instead I was really satisfied for the herding and grazing livestock while my equal peer wish to go to the urban and go to school to improve better their status in better than they are today .
When I have been at the age of six years old I got sick and this inturn led me to seek medication to the urban as there is no medical centres in our town, my mother took me to the town to deal my health situation which have been getting worse , after a lot of effort made by the doctors turn my situation into normal and I began to start my recovery stage however the first at the town have been the amazing days I have ever met things appear newly as it was first time I have seen them for instance in rural areas people don’t use lamps or electricity instead they use small lamps such as torches whom their effect seem small in addition , when it comes night the huge lamps that emits light make me not to distinguish whether it is a night or day of course , when I am saying that it is not a joke nor lack of civilization but it traces back to the way I have grown up -that it was to use the small lamps and fire as they are busy for the whole day with the grazing and herding of their livestock this make them to sleep early and wake up early to perform the milking and letting the young once of both sheep and camel to suck the camel in other hand going to sleep earlier and waking up early is good for health as the modern science mentioned and encouraged many peoples who live in the urban centers to perform in order to prevent disease from the lack of exercise
anyway the memories that kept in my mind is the day my mother left me in my uncles home – it has been a day that lefted traces that I never forget and as we know there is nothing to compare for the place you raised up , the pleasure , entertainment and calmness is accompanied to the air of your home town this in turn makes you to feel calmness and please whenever you visit to your birth town .
at the moment mother was leaving she told me that she is going back from the shop and will buy to me some sweets but this have not been the truth , as I awaited long but she doesn’t back , from this every mother wishes to see her son to achieve success in life this in turn made my mother to let me alone however , I have been waiting my and wishing to get to go with her .
By: Abdirasaq Hassan