#147 Yama (Finale) Part 22

Yama and I during Hasibs’s engagement. In the name of God, the most merciful. Tonight, I will write the ending to the Yama series. I come to you all with a heart filled with love and compassion. It is the holy month of Ramadan and I am blessed to be able observe the month of…

#146 Yama Part 21

Yama and mom had a very special relationship. They were best friends and had this deep bond like no other. My mom will never understand why Yama had such a sad fate. Yama helped her with everything...like I mentioned before...even going to the gynecologist Yama consoled my mom about everything..even when he moved out...he stayed…

#145 Yama Part 20

The first time Yama got drunk in the house was in his mid 20s. It isn't very common to drink in the house in our culture or religion especially in front of your elders. Yama had his friends over and they had some drinks. Yama drank in secret but he got super drunk and vomited…

#144 Yama Part 19

Adres was always angry with Yama for being an alcoholic. When Hasib left the liquor store to go with Omar...Adres stayed with Yama for a while and helped out. But, eventually, Adres left to help Omar open up another liquor store. That store ended badly and when Yama got sick...Adres came back to help him.…

#143 Yama Part 18

Hasib worked with Yama at the liquor store. But, Hasib wanted more and decided to work with Omar once he had opened up his business. Yama was always a little hurt that Hasib left him for Omar. They didn't have much a relationship once they were adults. It really sucks that one we become adults...we…

#142 Yama Part 17

Geeti and Yama grew close towards the end of his life but it wasn't always like that. They had a lot of issues growing up because Yama was that protective older brother and so was Omar. Geeti was the first girl in our family and she had a very tough time. My family was use…

#141 Yama Part 16

Omar and Yama had a complicated relationship and I still don’t know why. They grew up together and only had two years apart. Omar was never the school type instead he was the lets make money type. Yama graduated high school and got a job at the 99cents store at the age seventeen. He went…

#140 Yama Part 15

My mom got pregnant with Yama at sixteen years old but she was married at the age of fourteen. In Afghanistan, it is common to get married very young. She went into labor at 6am and gave birth to Yama at 7pm. He was 9lbs...a big baby and mom was tiny. Delivering Yama was very…

#139 Yama Part 14

A couple weeks before Yama's life ended...he did some strange things. Yama decided to visit all of his loved ones...even family that he rarely spoke to. He visited his best friend and his god son out of nowhere. He just knocked on their door and said I just wanted to come by and say hello.…

#138 Yama Part 13

So now back to the ghost story. When Yama would see things during his time as an alcoholic....no one believed him. Everyone thought he was hallucinating because once your liver is damaged ...hallucinations happen all the time. Yama went to the hospital three times to get detoxed. He would hallucinate for weeks until he was…