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.
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.
It was a weekend of contrasts. The feeling of elation we all felt, as a young boy returned home from hospital after five months, albeit for just one night. However we also were stunned and saddened, as just a short distance away we knew, another family were also bringing their son home, but for them … More “Codladh Samh”, Sleep Peacefully.
This day twenty six years ago, my dad had two days left to live. I knew time was running out, but I did not fully appreciate, that the end was so close. We had got used to the idea, that you would die, but never your death. I was twenty one years old. A trainee … More “Daddy watch me”
“Don’t you dare ever put me in that blog!” So I didn’t. I wrote about my family, my life, my past. Careful to never mention, someone who is so important in my life. Then last week she says, with not a hint of alcohol in her, “When am I going to be in your blog, … More You know who you are.
Those who follow this blog, know that all is not well in my world. A young boy, childhood Leukemia, and a bone marrow transplant, have consumed me. We celebrated cancers defeat, but my young friend, is now battling a very rare infection. It is now I see, the very fine line, we walk each and … More When words are not enough
Can you remember being a child, on Christmas Eve? The excitement, the anticipation? The day seemed endless, and the thought of tomorrow, and all it would bring, made it impossible, to sit still, eat or think clearly. Well today is such a day for me. Tomorrow, after an absence of almost three months, my eldest … More One more sleep!
I hate Fathers Day. Every day for over twenty years, I have missed my dad. Once a year I am supposed to forget. Forget that he missed my wedding. Forget that he never saw my children, or held them in his arms. Forget that I never got to see, his face light up with pride, … More Fathers Day. A day to forget.
Do you ever begin to write a post, and another thought takes over? No matter how hard you try, to continue, you have to abandon what you are writing, and listen to your inner voice. Well today on two occasions, I began to write, only to be hijacked by this inner voice. I wanted to … More How lucky am I?
This morning my son stood before me, towering above me, and just for a moment I saw him as others do. A tall, sallow, boy of eighteen, almost a man, with a mop of brown hair and a huge smile. I rarely see this boy. When I look at him I see a happy, smiling … More I Am Free.