I have written so many posts about this young boy. I have shared the long road traveled from his diagnosis of Leukemia, through chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marrow transplant, and infection. So many of you have walked that road along side me. I have tried to describe, as well as I could, the character that was Daniel, the boy behind the illness. Many of you may have even thought you ‘knew’ him to a small degree. Well today with the backing of his Mom and Dad, I will give you photos of Daniel. The boy who continues to live in the hearts of all who knew him.
This is the Daniel we all knew. The cheeky, fun loving, sports mad, handsome, outgoing, young boy, who lived twelve years of a charmed life before illness came his way. During that time he made an enormous amount of friends, who continue to be loyal to him today.
This day last year his junior school principle stood up at his funeral mass and said, ‘where ever Daniel was, there was fun’. His friend spoke another time and said, ‘No one will ever forget Daniel, for Daniel was unforgettable’. After we lost Daniel so many stories were heard, all with a common theme, Daniel’s zest for life, and mischief.
Daniel can be descibed in so many ways, a lovable rogue, a real charmer and great fun to be with. However as you can see by his photos, his mothers description is the most apt. For regularly on our walks together she describes him as ‘my beautiful boy’.
Yes indeed, he is a beautiful boy, and he is much missed today and everyday. I will leave him sign off on this one himself, in the photo of him which I love so much. Today many hearts around our village and beyond are breaking, remembering a young boy who was always larger than life.
22 thoughts on “Remembering Daniel.”
His photographs are exactly how I pictured him; a very handsome young man. Hugs to you, his family and friends.
Aw thanks Deb its good to know my words painted him well for you.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful boy with us. How you must miss him. Praying for your village today.
Thanks a mil. x
He’s in a better place now. A safer place. Doesn’t change the fact that he’ll be missed, though.
Looking at him does bring a smile on the face, really.
I loved reading your comment about his smile yesterday. Thanks so much. You are right his loss in his family and his friends is huge, but he was very very sick.
Shivers….what a handsome happy young lad. I’m so sorry to you and his parents Tric xx
Thank you Yaz. You summed him up perfectly.
What a beautiful boy, Tric; That smile! Thank you for sharing him with us, so that we can help to keep his memory alive.
Thanks for sticking with my posts for so long. You were there from the beginning. His smile says it all really. Up until he became sick he was one very happy boy.
Oh My Gosh Tric!!!! Your words all this year have done a fabulous job of portraying Daniel!!!! The love for him is so beautiful. Thank you and his parents for sharing him with us. I recognize him from your love for him.
Thanks Colleen. I was delighted to post a few photos of him. He’s a handsome addition to my blog!
He is SO handsome. I laughed at the picture in his wet suit. Just like you said he always looked in that picture. So “cheeky” and beautiful.
I completely agree with everyone above. He is as I pictured as you wrote about him. Thank you for sharing his story with us.
I was so chuffed when I read your comment. Thank you so much.
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I love the photo with Daniel in the wet suit. If I were to describe someone as cheeky, that would be the face to describe it best. Warm thoughts to you and Daniel’s family.
Beautiful wonderful photos , there are tears in my eyes reading this post my sincere wishes to this family and to you for blessings to help with the sad loss of this lovely boy may he RIP surrounded by angels happy in the light.
Kindest Regards to you all . Kathy.