I’m very happy that it is Christmas and celebrate because it’s the day Jesus Christ was born, and I enjoy with the rest of the people, as they all celebrate their Christmas.
We go to church on the evening of the 24th and then again the 25th morning. Then new year…. This is a big day! This is the final day. We celebrate it more than the 25th! Because that, the first of January, we…XXX the year… of anything in the world.
And we have meat. Other times, we go two - three months without eating meat. But for that day, (on the 1st, but also on the second), we eat meat, meat, meat! Chicken, goat, cow pig. Any meat from any animal!
We used to all celebrate together, our family. We’d join together on the big day and it would be a very happy day.
Since I found out I have MDR TB, there has been a lot of changes, I don’t have the basic necessities that I am supposed to have; I lost my work and my property. I can’t really get money for the things and food that I used to have on Christmas day or New Year. It has changed completely.
My children came to visit for the whole day on our Independence Day, on October the 9th - we celebrated together. But I don’t know if they will come for Christmas. They are here in the town, but they rarely come here. I don’t know why. Maybe because of their mother. I don’t know. They and their mother have been here only two times since Independence day.
I do understand. Because of my weakness - no money, no work. That woman is very much interested in money, good things, everything. When the children come here, I don’t give them anything. My children come to see me, but I can’t give them any support. That is maybe the reason why that woman stopped my children from coming to see me.