I left my home town in 1991 due to the civil war in Yugoslavia. I was born and grew up in Croatia. I’m Serbian and since 1995 I have found my new home in Australia. Due to the war in my teenage years I was away from my family and friends looking for safety to finish my schooling. I was lucky enough to escape the war. It all started with old fashion style of penpal.
We have never met before. We wrote letters to each other and exchanged many stories. She lived in Belgrade (Capital of Serbia) and this is how I found new family and my safe place to live. Natasha and her family invited me over and then soon after I become part of their family. I felt nothing less but being their daughter.
This is the first time I experienced big city and very first time I was away from my family. If this was not the case and if I didn’t have Natasha, beautiful girl with an open heart, kind soul with such a vibrant personality, maybe I would not be here right now.
Read more in my Blog post HERE