“What can I say about my dad?
He made so many sacrifices for his children. Growing up in Tunisia (North Africa) where he worked within the government, my dad has always been opinionated – especially when something is wrong. When he chose to speak up about the corruption, he had to flee the country and ended up in Sweden. I was very young, just one year old while my siblings were a bit older. At age two, we flew to Sweden.
Growing up in Sweden was the best part of my life. Now that I am an adult and made the choice to move to New York many moons ago, I now understand how hard it must have been to move to a TOTALLY different country with a new language and culture to learn.
Though we spoke Swedish (Tunisian was our home language), my dad was very adamant about keeping our culture alive. Of course, as teenagers, we thought it was so uncool, but now I’m so grateful that I can share that with my son who speaks fluent Swedish and bit of Tunisian (and has been there few times).
My dad ALWAYS has our backs no matter what. Whether he’s upset with us or not he ALWAYS shows up for us. My dad would lift mountains for his kids. My son and my dad are literally best friends and can be on FaceTime and be silly for hours.
My dad is far from perfect but I know for a fact he did the best he could with what he knew. We are so lucky to have him and his grandkids adore him, we LOVE YOU DAD!”
– Sosovintage Weslate