Introducing Uwais alQarni. He is my grandson from Azrul and Sarah. He is closed to 3 years old. Look at his wide cheery eyes. Who wouldn't want to lift him up to the sky. But he is rather 'shy' and takes time to build his trust with people. So Azrul decided to take leave from work and came along with me and husband over Christmas to Rompin, Endau, Mersing, Kota tinggi and finally Pontian, my home town where I was born and bred. This was our first trip together and the long duration we were together made Uwais more relaxed and he seems more friendly and responds well to our touch and hug especially with the grandfather Tok Ayah.I am pleased to show below my snap shots ( and Azrul's) of him and his sister, Balqis Raihana, (my only grand daughter for now).
Snap shot at a Masjid before Rompin after the Zohor/Asar Solat/prayer.
Getting Uwais to"brave" the waterfall
He is usually well-behaved at dining table......
.....but a child is always a child....
on to the dining table with sister Balqis.
This is Balqis Raihana, almost a year and a half
( isn't she sweet?)
....but at times "mischievous" too....
with parents at the sea side in Pontian
My son Azrul is always busy and going on a short holiday to be with my traditional family in Pontian is a great experience for all of us. My sisters who are above 70 enjoy their company as well, alhamdulilah. We hope to visit as often as possible. They need to be reminded of their humble beginning so they will live this life in full awareness of the blessings of Allah, our Creator and Sustainer.
Uwais with my sister who is 76 years old
May Allah show us the true path, live in full commitment to Islam and may He grant us Mercy and make us return to Him when He is most pleased with us. Ameen.