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.
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.
We all like to think we are invincible and will live to a ripe old age. We like to believe our children will also, but that is not always the case. One moment in time can change everything. This is organ donation week, a week to remind us to have ‘the talk’ and a week … More A week to remember a very special boy.
Do you believe in miracles? Neither did I but then one Christmas two years ago this happened. It was the first Christmas after my friends young boy lost his fight against leukemia. I can tell you, that unlike some of the slightly exaggerated tales I tell here of my everyday life, this is a true story, … More Believe it or not?
A song for all who are missing Daniel today, but most especially his Mum and Dad. “How Long Will I Love You” How long will I love you As long as there are stars above you And longer if I can How long will I need you As long as the seasons need to Follow … More For all who miss Daniel today.
As it’s Thanksgiving for many of you I of course got thinking and began to wonder at the many different ways we can feel thankful. This day two years ago a very sick Daniel came home. We busied ourselves readying a bed and room for him, filled with mixed emotions. Knowing his greatest wish, to … More Giving thanks
We hear of the attacks in Paris and we worry, yet the reality in all our lives is that when tragedy strikes our family our circle shrinks. We care not one bit for what is happening in the world around us. The day we hear a family members life is at risk, we close rank … More Take a moment…
I live in a relatively small village in Ireland. A far cry from busy Dublin, where I was born. We have countryside aplenty, and the sea on our doorstep. It’s a place I’ve lost my heart to, a community I’ve become a real part of. Often it is only in hard times we see community … More What a day.
This day two years ago a family said goodbye to a beautiful six year old boy and bravely agreed to donate his organs. Today I would like to remember small Ben here on my blog and let his family know they are very much in our thoughts. I wrote this post last year and to … More Remembering Ben.
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?