What I learned from my father <3
I lost my father to cancer when I was 17 years old. In his lifetime, I learned a lot from him through his faith, and his love. Even though, I have come along way since his demise, he seems to be at the bottom of every heartache I feel.
He never got annoyed. He never made a face when one of his kids got annoying. He never belittled us. No matter how foolish we were. Explains why I'm never afraid to be myself and say what I feel.
He was SO sick in his last days but he still managed to greet me in the morning with the biggest smile on his face. Still. Managed. Now I understand it was the massive amount of faith he had that made him so at peace with life. He said 'always be kind and always work hard. Two things that never go unrewarded' -
When he came home, he left the army man outside. Every single day when he came home, no matter how tired he was..he pretended he couldn't see my sister hiding behind the curtain waiting for him to find her. Every single day. And then he found her and then he acted surprised. Every single day.
He showed me that the only answer to everything was the kind one. He showed that faith in Allah will always take you far, that it will always keep you grounded.
Thank you to the father who never gave me examples of other kids, who never bought me everything I wanted, who never taught me that I constantly had to be what society labelled as perfect or to be better than everyone else.
Thank you to the father who taught me all meaningful things instead, that life's not a competition, that you don't have to be better than anyone, that you just have to be yourself, that ALL it actually takes to make a difference in this world is to be a good person, to worry about your own flaws and not others',and to constantly try to make yourself better and never EVER give up on God. Thank you to the best father in the Heavens. 💔