It’s my son’s 11th birthday today.
I am happy.
Happy to have given birth to a kind, loving, and beautiful young man but sad that I cannot hold him in my arms on this special day.
I know that one day we will be together again but until that day arrives, I can only shield him with my prayers and hug him from so far away.
Hamza, my Pumpkin, you (and your brother) are the love of my life, the reason for my smile, the source of my hope. I love you more than life itself and I will always carry you in my heart every second, of every minute, of every hour of every day, till my last day on earth.
Happy birthday, Hamza. I wish you a wonderful new year filled with bright new adventures. May Allah guide you always with His infinite light.