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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
Am I back? Will I finish this post? Or will it be trashed like every post I’ve written since the young warrior died? What will this post be about? The title, whatever it is will be decided when I finish… if I finish. As I begin to type, I remember a regular comment made about … More Life is short. Do not miss Christmas.
Is worry your constant companion? Most who know me think I am a relatively laid back person. However even though I don’t really “do stress” I still worry. I can remember even as a child worrying. I worried about small things, like friends, fitting in, homework and tests. As a teenager I continued to worry. … More Count your blessings not your worries.
I have really tried to write today. However I have trashed it all. It’s Christmas time and I am just not able to write about anything, but the sadness I feel for my friend on the loss of her lovely son. So in order to spare you my misery I am going to do a … More More than words can ever say.
Last Monday my youngest who has dyslexia came home from school and as usual sat down to begin her homework. “Mum, don’t forget to sign my tests”, she says. “No problem darling”, I say, “how did you get on?”. “Well Mom, I think it was an all time low”, she replies, in a tone which … More Life after Death.
Is it really better to have loved and lost? Is the pain of grief really worth the love? If the death was long and painful was the life worth living? Since my young pals death two weeks ago I have wondered this. Can all the fun and games we had in life, all the laughter … More Is it better to have loved and lost?
Christmas Eve is such a wonderful day when you have children. It is full of anticipation and excitement thinking of the special visitor who will be calling later. From early morning my youngest had acted like the town crier, “One more day”, was her mantra. All the presents were wrapped and under the tree. Much feeling … More A Christmas miracle or wonderful coincidence?
Are you someone who lives with regret? Maybe it’s an old regret, perhaps about your childhood, or schooling, loves lost, or chances wasted? I have regrets aplenty. But if I were honest and could go back, would I do things differently? The past brought me to where I am today. Am I happy with that? … More No regrets.
Today you would be fourteen. Not yet an adult but not a child. Even though we will mark your birthday today, and think of you as another year older, in our minds eye you will always be thirteen. Perhaps it would be more truthful to say, that to most of us you will always be … More Happy Birthday Dan.