Today is my 34th wedding anniversay.Time really flies....Now,I have 3 sons and a daughter-in-law.No grandchildren yet but looking forward to it in not too distant future.Two of my kids are already working and the youngest has just entered a university a few kilometres from my house to do civil engineering like his daddy.
First and foremost,let me say my thanks to Allah for this long and blissful life and to my partner-my dear loving and caring wife,Norina for being with me through highs and lows,thicks and thins.First,we started living with our parents ,then we lived on our own and when we got married,we lived with our wives and children.Two of my three sons are now living on their own and in a few years time,it is my wife and me.That is the cycle of life...
To young parents with small children,I know it is very taxing and hectic to manage work and family but take time to enjoy the chaotic fun.When you are in your 50's and 60's like me,you will wish you have more children than you had.
One advantage of living longer lives is we may have deeper knowledge as we get 'meaning of things' over time.Experience upgrade our level of wisdom,insyaAllah.
A few of my friends died before they are 50 and a few had divorces in less than 20 year of married lives.I am very lucky and again,I thank you Allah for your rahmah on me and my family.