Ummi, My Mother

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

It is Mother's Day on Friday (the 21st) here in Jordan.  One of my mid-term exams this week was speaking about my mother (in fosHa).  To my shock, after class ended my professor asked me to stay because she wanted to read what I had read to the class.....after reading it she asked me for a copy because she thought it was so pretty!  So, here is the small essay I shared with my class about my mother:

Ummi. Andima ufakaru fi ummi sha'oor la yumkinu wasfuh yuraawidunee.  Uheb ummi wa huDoorha fi qalbi la yumkin an yustabdal bi ay shakhs akhr.  Andima kuntu Saguira, ummi wa ana la'bna albeano ma'an wa raqaSna fe almaTbakh 'ala anghaam Michael Jackson wa ghnayna ughneeaat deeneea wa thahabna fi nuzhaat ma'an.  Leilan, ummi ghanat lee wa dallkat THahree wa ana lem ureedha an tatruknee.  Andima kaburtu, ummi wa ana tanaaqashna 'an aldeen wa alseeaasa wa al'aalm ma'an, lakin ma zilna nal'ab alaat mooseeqeea wa nughanee wa narquS wa nudalliku b'aDna alb'aD.  Alaan, ahinnu ila ummi lannha b'aeeda jiddan.  Ummee kareema wa Hanoona wa thakeeya wa qoueea wa mudhisha.  Uheb Ummi. 

My mother. When I think of my mother an indescribable feeling comes over me.  I love my mother and her presence in my heart can never be replaced by anybody else.  When I was a child, my mother and I played the piano together, danced in the kitchen to Michael Jackson, sang hymms, and went on walks together. At night, my mother sang to me and massaged my back and I never wanted her to leave me.  When I grew up, my mother and I discussed religion, politics, and the world, but we still played musical instruments, sang, danced, and massaged each other's backs.  Now, I miss my mother because she is so far away.  My mother is generous, loving, smart, strong, and awesome. I love my mother.

sorry it's very elementary but you can't blame a 2nd semester Arabic student for trying :) Happy Mother's Day from Jordan!!!
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