Today is Daniels birthday, he would be seventeen years old. As I typed that I had to pause. Seventeen is a world away from the young thirteen year old he was when he moved on to new adventures. Do we now think of him as seventeen, or will he forever be thirteen? It is hard … More Remembering Daniel. Seventeen today.
Recently my blog buddy Kate over on Kate takes 5 celebrated six years of blogging and, cough cough, one million views! Imagine that. To celebrate her achievement she’s compiled a listography featuring her favourite posts, which I’ve decided to join. Perhaps you might too? I’ve been blogging four years come this January. In that time … More My favourite five.
Unless we have experienced it none of us can come close to imagining what it must be like to lose a child, or to watch them suffer. There are days when I remember with a smile, young Daniel (13) my friend’s son, and some of his more mischievous moments, then there are other days, when … More September, childhood cancer awareness month.
Do you believe in God? An afterlife? Nothing at all? One God, creation, retribution, reincarnation or Heaven? Personally none of that makes sense to me. However one of my greatest friends lost her young boy to cancer almost two years ago. She is religious and has a deep faith, firmly believing he is in heaven … More Is there life after death?
Today Daniel should be getting his Junior Cert results along with thousands of others. He should be all excited about going out with his many friends tonight to celebrate. Today is another day Daniel is sorely missed. As the world spins and the days pass we continue to live, but never forget. Over texts today … More A pause to remember
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Three years ago I was enjoying a carefree life with my friends, unaware that for one of them life was about to change forever. Her son Daniel, was 12 and just beginning his new life in secondary school. An amazingly talented sports fanatic, full of divilment and fun, a … More Fight like a child.
Today is World Cancer Awareness day. It is a day where we can all take a moment to remember those we have lost and celebrate those who have fought and won. Within my own family I have a brother and sister who are alive and fighting fit having had cancer. I have three cousins who … More Remembering Daniel on World Cancer Awareness Day.
It’s the new year and we should be all fired up, filled with fresh enthusiasm. It is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Yet here I am struggling to write. This is no writers bloc, nor is it burn out. It is once again the failure of my fingers to co operate. Most … More Where am I?
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 … More Remembering Daniel.
Here in Ireland there is no Thanksgiving day. It is thought of as a very American occasion. Christmas on the other hand, is a huge deal, with most workplaces shut for at least ten days. Family arrive home and there are celebrations and arguments in equal measure. All our focus is directed towards preparing and … More Thanksgiving, after that year?