Since Son Left Home (day 4)

I sobbed a lot day one and two with the horrendous internal pain that loss causes. For nineteen years (plus the nine months he spent growing within) my son and I have journeyed through this mother/son relationship and have enjoyed each other’s company 98% of the time. My son brought joy into my heart and life…

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My son is leaving home in nine sleeps.

  He and I have journeyed together, just us, since he was two and a half. Nearly seventeen years. So many significant events occurred within/without me on the day he was born to this very moment. On the day of his birth, for the first time in my 32 years, I received the gift of…

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Dearest god-daughter

Dearest god-daughter In the middle of the night, instead of being home snuggled up in bed You were roaming the streets of the city. Free of rules, free of stupid adults, free to do what you want.   I know you feel old enough to make your own decisions We all did at sixteen. You…

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You want to be happy?

The fact is I have not time to write these days. It’s all I can do to grab some time to read but if I have learnt one thing about myself  in the last seven months it is that if I MUST choose between reading or writing due to being time-poor, writing must go. My thirst for knowledge…

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Originally posted on Saudiwoman's Weblog:
Lama was a five-year-old half Egyptian, half Saudi girl. Her mother was born in Egypt and immigrated to Saudi over 25 years ago. Her father, sheikh Fayhan Al Ghamdi, was a frequent guest speaker on Islamists channels. Al Ghamdi divorced Lama’s mother and took custody of Lama soon afterwards.…

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Originally posted on Bertram's Blog:
1000 days have passed since the death of my life mate/soul mate. 1000 days. An incomprehensible number. At the beginning, I could not imagine living one more hour let alone one more day in such pain. And yet now 1000 of those days have passed and I don’t know…

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Olympic Values

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Olympics lately…unsurprisingly. I’m not a sport kind a girl and I won’t watch much of it. But I will watch the opening. I love the concept of the Olympics. That the world can come together and play/compete in peace. I like that…a lot. But I’ve been wondering other…

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