It’s Mother’s Day in the Middle East and northern Africa. This unofficial holiday started in 1956, introduced by Mustafa Amin, Egyptian journalist, and was gradually adopted in about twenty other countries. It coincides with the beginning of spring, which I think is an appropriate day to celebrate birth and motherhood.
This year, in celebration of Mother’s Day, there will be no large assembly, no cards made in art, poems written in English and Arabic, and no flowers passed out to those sweet moms in the audience.
This year, in celebration of Mother’s Day, our sweet moms are home with their children–teaching, entertaining, feeding, and caring for them. Many of these moms are also still going to work.
In 2020, they really need a day to honor and bless them. I hope my students do so. God bless them!