Sometimes something happens which rocks your world, where you wonder about the lottery that is life and you ask the question “Why?”
You may remember young Ben who I’ve written about many times here on my blog? Well last Saturday Ben’s beautiful mum died suddenly. A young woman who had been hurt so badly by life almost four years ago when young Ben aged 6 became ill and passed away.
Over the past four years, despite her sadness at losing her little boy she has been a rock for her husband and done a wonderful job, loving and rearing her two daughters.
It seems beyond possible for any one family to go through such tragedy and loss. I ask all who read this tonight to take a moment to send them love, support and strength from wherever you may be. Those of us who share their world can try to help as best we can.
There are some who will say she is with her little boy, and yes I hope that is a possibility. But I would like to believe that she is much closer than that. While we offer love and solace to her family I hope Elma slips her hand into her daughters and husbands hand and walks beside them in the difficult days, weeks and months ahead. That they and her Mum, Dad and family sense her close by, pushing them along when they struggle and that even on their darkest days she shines a little light their way.
Codladh Sámh, gentle soul, for that is what I always thought you to be. You will be much missed by so many. xxx
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