Oh How I Miss you, Daughter Dear!
About the Artist
Randah Hamadeh is a professor in Community Medicine and the Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr. Hamadeh started writing poetry following the death of her 18-year-old daughter, Samar in a car accident in September 2006. She authored one grief poetry book in English: "Summer Rays: Solace To Bereaved Parents" and three in Arabic: "Samar is with us", "Samar, the sun that does not set", and "Samar—Sunset and Sunrise". Several of her poems were posted on her daughter’s blog (www.samaralansari.com) and the Open to Hope Community website. Her poem “If you had one more day” was published in one of the newsletters of The Compassionate Friends and several of her poems were displayed on personal grief blogs. In addition to the blog that was created in memory of her daughter, Samar Al Ansari, Dr. Hamadeh started a Facebook page in 2010 for Bereaved Arab Families and Friends (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bereaved-Arab-Families-and-Friends/117862178274455?fref=ts) to provide a venue for bereaved Arab families and friends to get support and comfort wherever they are. Dr. Hamadeh can be contacted by email ([email protected]), Twitter (@UmSamar) and Samar's blog (www.samaralansari.com).