Where would we be without McDonalds? Although I do have a small weakness, for their chips and burgers, on this occasion I am not speaking of their food. My question refers to, a young friend of mine, who is in intensive care, in a childrens hospital in Dublin. He has fought leukemia since Christmas, and … More Lifes roller coaster is paused for a Mc Donalds.
Until you leave home, You cannot understand the “sweet” in this statement. As a child I can remember, returning from my two weeks annual Summer holidays, and wandering around every part of my home, remembering. The lively heart of the house which was our kitchen, and the comfort of our sitting room. I would make … More Home Sweet Home
Sometimes I write to entertain. Sometimes I write to share. Often I write because I must, but today I write to forget. As I viciously thump the keys, I do so with anger. “Get these thoughts away. I need to think of something else”. But as I thump, I realize, the harder I try to … More Another step back, another setback.
What is it that keeps us going? When life batters you, blindsides you, and leaves you bruised and confused. What stops a person just closing the curtains, locking the doors, and curling up in a ball? I have been asking myself this during the past week. A week that saw one family say “Goodbye” to … More Each life affects another.
Is it possible to be in two places at one time? Am I really where my body is, where people can see me, touch me and speak with me? Or am I where my mind is? Over 200 km away by my friends side. Holding her hand, giving her a hug. Sitting beside her as … More I hope you know.
How many times in a day do we stop and think, I am so lucky. Sometimes in our busy lives, we fail to see all that we have. We become blinded by everyday trials. Our children crying or waking up early, having tantrums and trying our patience. Our partners just not getting us. As we … More What really matters in life?
It is so very hard to sit or stand by and watch a friend in pain. To go about our daily lives and know, there is nothing we can do to ease their pain. Nothing we can do to change what is happening. No way of knowing how long their pain will last. As most … More We all show we care in different ways.
Today my little one is unwell. Nothing terrible just a simple virus I would assume. She is tired, and in need of a bit of TLC. I must admit as she is getting older, it is no real chore to turn back the clock slightly and just lie beside her, and fuss over her. Not … More Thank goodness she’s unwell not sick!
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He came third in his family, but always aimed for first in life. Soccer, football, hurling, basketball, golf, all played with passion. All his efforts came from a desire to be the best. He loved to win. On this blog you have known him as, “my friends young boy”, “my young friend”, and affectionately as … More His name was Daniel