Life in the past few weeks has been hectic, throwing up a few challenges and ensuring blogging and writing take seats so far at the back that for a time they were not even on my radar.
Then yesterday I and a few friends went to sympathise with a friend who lost his fourteen year old nephew, an only child. We traveled to comfort his heartbroken parents, but what help can anyone really be? In the days, weeks months and years ahead they face a life sentence the loneliness and horror of which I cannot in my wildest imaginings imagine as they mourn and miss their handsome boy.
So today as I make my way to light a candle for them, I will take the time to count my blessings. My life may be hectic and challenging, it may be sad and difficult at times, but today I feel lucky.
As you know I’m not a great person for religion, but where ever you are you might just take a moment to say a prayer for them if that is your belief or to wish them strength to face today and the many dark days ahead.
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