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Happy Mother's Day 

By Najat

And I adore my life because if I die, I am ashamed of my mother's tears*

I had never known the extent of your love for me, my mother, until I embraced my own child in my arms… Only then I knew what great love you carried in your transparent heart.

Now I can fully understand how much fear and concern you had for me. And how indifferent and careless I was… I am so sorry, dear Mum …I apologize for every anxious second I made you live, for every piece of reckless behaviour.

My dear Mum, Happy Mother's Day to you, my queen.

I love you Mum.

*From To My Mother, by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.