Believe it or not?

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?

Giving thanks

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

Take a moment…

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…

What a day.

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.

Remembering Ben.

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.

A pause to remember

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

Take a moment…

There are days when I wake up and think, ‘that was a poxy sleep’, closely followed by, ‘it’s raining again’. Even though I’m generally a happy person there are times a plethora of negative thoughts swirl around me and I feel generally irritated and fed up. This morning was such a morning. The August bank … More Take a moment…