Shuokat

written by Khitam Alami, Shuokat’s mother

My darling Shuokat or Abu Alshush, my name for you when I am missing you most,

Everything reminds me of you. I remember when you were so ill. You and I faced the difficulties together until Allah made you better. I think about you when I am with your brothers and father, but you are not there. I think about you when one of your friends gets married. I think about all the things you loved, especially horses. You adored riding and the horses loved you, too

Even though I miss you every single day, your name will never be forgotten in our house. You have a little brother named Shuokat, but he is not you, and you are not him

I want to tell you something else, I joined the Parents Circle – Families Forum, an organization of bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families The reason that I joined in 2014, is that I don’t want any mother from either side to ever feel this pain caused by the conflict. I want everyone to live in peace and without this terrible pain

All my love

My darling Shuokat or Abu Alshush, my name for you when I am missing you most,

Everything reminds me of you. I remember when you were so ill. You and I faced the difficulties together until Allah made you better. I think about you when I am with your brothers and father, but you are not there. I think about you when one of your friends gets married. I think about all the things you loved, especially horses. You adored riding and the horses loved you, too

Even though I miss you every single day, your name will never be forgotten in our house. You have a little brother named Shuokat, but he is not you, and you are not him

I want to tell you something else, I joined the Parents Circle – Families Forum, an organization of bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families The reason that I joined in 2014, is that I don’t want any mother from either side to ever feel this pain caused by the conflict. I want everyone to live in peace and without this terrible pain

All my love