My darling parents - May you rest in peace in the eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Allah yir7amkom ou yi3fi 3ankom.

It was 3 years ago this month that I lost you both

And yet it seems like yesterday

I could never imagine life without you

And yet here I still am today

I pray you are happy in a far away land

I hope that you are sitting hand in hand

Surrounded by those you love who have passed

Forever at peace , no worries at last

A burbling creek and a never ending blue sky

Green grass at you feet and birds that fly

For those are the things that you loved to see

And so these surroundings will give you glee

You taught me so much, I learnt a lot

Your lessons passed on, will never be forgot

I dream of you, I hear your laughter

I wish I could hold you and hug you forever after

How I wish I could kiss your face

And hold you in a tight embrace

One day I shall do that and all will be clear

This illusion of life,  that we cling to as dear

A journey destined to be shared

With those few that we know truly cared

We know not how it starts

Nor when and how it stops

But for those already departed

We have such love in our hearts

Joint memories that we will always  share

And a faith that they know how much we care


My Motherby Rula Zein-Iddin on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:09am · 

You embraced me

You loved me

You nurtured me

You challenged me


To explore new boundaries

To never give up

To stand-up for what is right

To be kind, honest, generous & tenacious


When I was weak you made me strong

When I fell down you picked me up

When I gave up on myself you believed in me

When I cried you wiped my tears


My love for you cannot be measured

Rest assured that you have left your imprint

I remember you every day and hour

On a journey that continues without you


I miss you in every way

But for each & every passing day

I try harder

Push further

And dig deeper


You taught me well

And for that I am forever grateful

You were my best friend, confidante and wise advisor


My Mother. My heart and soul.

May you rest in peace

For you are now free to soar even higher.



by Rula Zein-Iddin (c) All rights reserved.