Today Alhamdu Lillah I had a nice chat a few moments ago with my dada, my grandfather.
My dada suffers from both Parkinsons and Alzheimers, which makes it very difficult for people to deal with him. This is Alhamdu Lillah where my father comes in. Although my father too is now at an age where he should probably relax and let his children do his khidmat, he takes care of my dada as if he is the parent and my dada is the child. This is to the extent that he even helps him wash his face and feed him.
I hope Insha Allah Ta'aala that myself and my siblings will one day be able to reciprocate to our parents in the same way we see our parents take care of their elders.
وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِنْدَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُلْ لَهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُلْ لَهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا
وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُلْ رَبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.
And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: "My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood."
~Al Israa- 23,24