4th of July

Ramadan has come and gone, along with Eid. I wish I could create the atmosphere of Ramadan in Jerusalem in my home but I can’t. I miss it. I hope to go back with my son one day. But this isn’t about Ramadan per say, it’s about the 4th of July and the fireworks that … More 4th of July

Tonight, I am sad.

I am sad. Not because something bad happened, or someone hurt my feelings but because I realized that my baby, Mr. handsome, is no longer a baby. He isn’t tiny enough to fit in my arms. He no longer coos when he is delighted to see me. He screams “Mommy”! He no longer is a … More Tonight, I am sad.

Coward

I have heard this word a lot lately from various women I know. It seemed like a common thread among them. A sort of code for something bigger and scarier than they wanted to admit. I dislike the word, no dislike is too nice. I despise the word. I feel like it’s a way to … More Coward

Conversations

I have been having a lot of conversations lately but not with people. Well, not with a person that is with us today. The person I have been talking to is my unborn child.  We have talked about love, life, why people act the way they do, family and why people call each other mean … More Conversations