Dear -your name here-,
Today is my first day as a 21 year old! It's pretty exciting and I can't wait to see what the year ahead holds for me. I am going to change my age in the "Author" section right now. ->
It's been a while since I posted anything, but mostly because I was swamped with end of semester stuff and exams coming up. I have a few ideas for my next "official" posts, but there is something I just want to throw out there right now.
Yesterday, on Dec 16, on my birthday, six cowards walked into a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, and opened fire upon children, teenagers, and adults alike. A teacher was burned to death. 130 children died from gun shots. I grew another year older, but 130 innocent children lost their lives. 130 innocent children will never get to celebrate their 21st birthday, as I did yesterday. Maybe in Paradise, Heaven, Jannah, way up above, but not here on earth with us. Yesterday, the world lost 130 children that may have grown up to find the cure for cancer. Find a solution to world hunger. Somehow bring the world to peace. Maybe I have high hopes, but what's the point of hoping at all if we don't hope for the most? Besides, anything is possible, but now we'll never know.
Let's not let their deaths be in vain. Remember them. Pray for their families. Hope that one day we will all meet up somewhere up above, and get to know these little ones who lost their lives much too soon. Don't let those six cowardly men (if we can even call them that) win. If you are fortunate to have some spare cash, donate it. Help build a school in their memories. Help other children have a chance at getting an education. Don't give up on Pakistan, and Pakistan, please don't give up on yourself. Pakistan, this does not define us.
We lost too many beautiful young souls today. Just because of six barbarians. I know they do not represent my country, nor do they represent Islam by any means. They were just six evil people amongst millions of other Pakistanis and Muslims (and people in general) who had their hearts broken today.
May every victim of this crime rest in peace and have the gates of Jannah (Heaven) opened for them. May their families find peace. Ameen.
I need to sleep. Exam at 9 am tomorrow. Just a quick shout out to everyone who wished me and made my birthday special: THANK YOU everyone <3. I love you all more than you'll ever know. :)
Whoever you are, reading this, thank you and I hope you found some comfort in my 1 AM thoughts.