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 … More Putting life in perspective.
Today’s letter in my Series of letters is from Bernie Carney. Bernie recently lost her greatest companion, Ruby. If you have ever had a dog you will immediately understand this letter and if you have not, you will see what you have missed. Dearest Ruby, As I carried you many years ago, for the first … More Series Of Letters Returns. #Letter 2.
Today is Father’s Day and I’m lucky to be sharing it with a wonderful dad. A man who brings home sweets on a Friday for his children, despite the fact the eldest is twenty six! A man who gets abuse if he forgets their ‘order’ from shopping. The one who gives lifts when I say, … More “Daddy watch me.”
My series of letters returns with a letter that is difficult to read, but imagine living it? I hope writing it was in some way healing and that you know how brave and strong you are. “This year in September 2017 will mark 7 years since I plucked up the courage to finally end things … More Series Of Letters returns. #No. 1.
Have you ever wished you had said something to someone but missed your opportunity? Have you been hurt or wronged and told no one? Perhaps you owe someone a thank you but never got the chance to tell them? Maybe you have a secret you never shared but would like to let it out? A … More Anyone interested?
If I were to ask you a question can you give an honest answer? Do you give blood? If not why not? Before you get all shouty and announce you can’t for some medical or social reason it is not you I am asking, it is everyone else… The facts speak for themselves, in Ireland … More What is stopping you?
Today, Easter Sunday, is a day of celebration and remembrance to many around the world. So with that in mind, and because I missed organ donation awareness week, I’d like to repost this in order to celebrate and remember a very special boy Ben, and his brave family. Ben has not been forgotten by so … More Celebrating Easter, Remembering Ben.
Can you believe it’s April already? Even my youngest commented this evening ‘This is the fastest year ever.’ Yet as I spent time with Daniels mum today it struck me how raw her grief remains. While most will look back and think November 2013 was almost four years ago, for a mother and father who … More The world keeps turning.
I was one of a group of student nurses who came to visit the ‘home’ one day in early 1985. Even at the time I remember wondering as to the ‘home’s’ purpose. Why did these girls have to go there? Did none of them want to keep their babies? Why were they not in their … More To the girl in the mother and baby home…I’m sorry.
Sometimes for no apparent reason a memory comes roaring back, interrupting thoughts and breaking your heart all over again. Today, while making dinner, grief came calling just as it did a few years ago when I first wrote this. Grief is a lifetime of pain, sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden but always there. Tonight the families … More They say nothing lasts forever… Grief does.