Abbu ..this is how you used to motivate us to overcome any hurdles of life and it still reminds me of you and inspires me.
You always guided us but never forced your decisions upon us . You gave us the power to make our own choices and decisions. You trusted us…and this is something we treasure.
You always knew what we wanted. Every time we came back from Pakistan, after spending the vacations,you would hide gifts for each of us in our room. Thinking of it ..still ignites excitement.
On Eid, You would fill the cabinets with chocolates ..making the occasion more special.
You knew how to turn responsibility into fun. You used to check our teeth every night and give marks according to the level of cleanliness.At the end of the month , the highest mark achiever used to get some extra cash..:) Then..the pocket money!!Everyone got theirs according to their age.You used to give increments on excellent academic achievements. ..so obviously hena soon reached my level with her 1st position every year..but you increased my pocket money every year with hena's position ..so I would not feel left behind.
You took a keen interest in our studies…and you regularly asked us..'Can I help..?Is there any thing in your course that you want to ask?"..and if our answer was no..you would say..'Ok..then I will ask…bring your book'…so after few of these episodes we would find a topic on which we could take help from you ..to avoid being tested.
You never compromised on our studies.You used to say…' chahay daal roti hee khani ho..laikin mai apnay bachon ko wahi parhaaon ga jo unn ko parhna hai'….so you never let us fret over financial difficulties you might have faced while educating us.
Abbu ..you are a hard worker..and whatever you are today ..you did it all by yourself..!
You made it sure that we eat something before going to the university /office.
You taught us punctuality ..not by lessons but by practical. ..even if it meant reaching the wedding parties before the hosts.
You cared about our safety..so you reached before time to pick up us ..
you kept walking in the lawn until I came home from the office..
you followed me in your car …the first time I drove to the office all by
How can we forget when you used to come to wake us up for sehri…and we would go to sleep again..so you would come upstairs again ..and again ..and would try to wake us up with the same tenderness every time.
You truly fulfilled your responsibilities of a father…and we all love you.