“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”
― Kristin Hannah, Summer Island
On a rainy Saturday, March 8, 2014 to be exact, my mom and I headed for an event held in a hotel I’ve never been to before in Shmeisani called Millennium Hotel. It was my first invitation from Samsung and I felt excited. I wanted to celebrate a special day with my mom.
As it happened, March 8 was also Women’s International Day. Jordan is one of the countries that celebrates mother’s day on a different date than the rest of the world, we celebrate it on 21 March. I’m not sure why though.
The hotel was so nice, the event took place in the SKY Lounge in the hotel which is a roof. It was such a beautiful location: spacious, glamorous and filled with natural light. We were among the first of our table to arrive, we were placed in the media table. Every girl was walking around with an older version of herself. It was a beautiful thing to behold.
I spent the first hour taking photos and socializing, next the bouffée was open and everyone wanted breakfast. While we were sitting, eating and chatting the show began.
There were many expensive prizes such as TVs, refrigerators, washing machine and so on, of course there was also gifts from other sponsors. Our table wasn’t so lucky in the winning department and it didn’t help that we weren’t supposed to win the big gifts. My mom was so upset, I tried to cheer her up but it didn’t work.
The fun part for me was dancing! Yup! A band came and a famous local musician and we girls, Batool, Majd and I danced until we were sweaty and pink-cheeked! We were so vivacious and energetic… I guess so much working and stressing made us let loose and have fun.
As we departed we got the cutest gift, a box containing chocolate and a pocket mirror. Thank you for the mirror, its gorgeous!
In the end, it was such a beautiful day in a beautiful hotel. Thank you Reem Amer, Samsung and everyone for arranging this great event. I hope all our moms and women have a wonderful year until the next celebration! x