In memory of my late grandfather Abdul Jamil Mian may Allah(swt) have mercy on him and grant him a place in Jannat Ul Firdous
Time passes by so quickly these days but have we ever stopped to think about how quickly time passes for those who have experienced it all. The ones who have watched us grow from little babies into adults. Those wrinkled fingers we grasped every time we sought comfort when going through the ups and downs of life. Grandparents come in all shapes and sizes but one thing is constant within them all. Their hearts are bigger than ours. They have sacrificed for their own children and for their children’s children all for the sake of their happiness. Time passes by so quickly that we forget to mention that they played a big role in shaping us into who we are today.
Our grandparents made us believe in love. They made us believe in making the most of the little things in life and letting go of the rest. They made us believe in family unity. They made us believe that our parents were super hero’s. They made us believe we could climb mountains and fight lions while feeding us as babies. They made us believe we could become doctors, writers, businessmen and women all while holding their own unfinished dreams in their hearts. They made us believe that we could do anything we set our minds to no matter how big or small the task at hand was.
We don’t realize how valuable each moment spent with these precious souls are. They hold a story in their hearts that no one but they can tell us. Every time they even utter a word you wish to capture it like a butterfly and keep those words safe and sheltered. They are the ones that are there for our parents when we we move out or get married, the ones that build us up when we are down, the ones that are a constant reminder of stability and strength. Yet they are the ones we forget time and time again because as we all know time passes by so quickly and in a blink of an eye all we have left are memories.
For those of us who have lost a grandparent that is the hardest part of it all. Those memories will always stay with us like a beautiful dream. We will carry their love around with us no matter where we are in life. As they held our little fingers once, we will one day do the same and remember them fondly. Tell those same stories that we cherished when we were young to our own grandchildren. One day time will pass by quickly once again but they will always be our pillars of strength and happiness guiding us at every point in our lives.
In honor of all the grandparents out there who spread unforgettable amounts of love and joy into the world of their grandchildren. We Love You !