Monday, September 03, 2012

Samar Al Ansari-Posted on When Every Day Matters

Samar Al Ansari (Daughter), Randah Hamadeh (Mother)
Samar had a special bond with number 4 as she was born on the 4th day of the 4th month of the year. She loved this number so much that she picked 404 as her nickname.  Little did she know that she will pass away on the 4th day of September 2006. Samar graduated from high school on 14 June 2006 at the age of 18 years with high distinction and attained a 41 score out of 45 in the International Baccalaureate. At school, she excelled in her academic studies, soccer, musicals and all other activities she participated in. She was a perfectionist, ambitious and well rounded. Samar’s peers and teachers admired her for her academic excellence, social interaction and personality. Samar was kind and helpful to all her schoolmates and teachers and paid special attention to new students. She took it on herself to familiarize them with the school, befriend them and help them feel welcomed in the new environment. Samar’s friends, had their special place in her heart. She enjoyed being with them, sharing their joys and sadness. She generously offered her friends any assistance she could give and went out of her way for them. Samar was the friend to turn to when one of them  was in need since she was a good listener and gave sound advise. She had a unique relationship with each of her friends and shared special moments that are now cherished memories for each one of them. Samar loved her immediate and extended family and although she was not very vocal about her feelings, her behavior said it all. She was caring and lovable and admired by everyone. Loved by all, Samar and had special relations with her siblings, maternal grandparents and cousins. Although Samar was very modern, up to date with the latest western songs, soap operas and films, she was proud of her traditions as well. She was proud of her identity as an Arab and practicing Muslim. Samar observed daily prayers and the fasted the holy month of Ramadan. She really looked forward to Ramadan’s arrival every year. Since she was little, she was a kind, loving and compassionate person. She always knew what she wanted in life and was not hesitant in make her own decisions. Having had a very strong and determined personality with a tender heart, she was conscientious, always  aiming for perfection in everything she did. At her young age, Samar planned her future. She was supposed to start her higher education at the University of York, United Kingdom and, on graduation with an Economics degree, have her office at the Financial Harbour in Manama, Bahrain. Her dreams also included having her own Café bookstore, which she wanted my help to run. As for marriage, she also decided that she would have three kids, two boys and a girl. She went as far as naming them and deciding which school they would attend. That car accident took her life before she could fulfill her dreams and mine.

Randah Ribhi Hamadeh, Author

Samar is with us (Arabic)

Samar the Sun that Does Not Set (Arabic)

Samar-Sunset and Sunrise (Arabic)


GrahamForeverInMyHeart said...

A very tragic loss. There was so much for your daughter and you to look forward to.

Um Samar said...

Thank you for your kind words.