Wednesday, April 1, 2020

If i could put time in a bottle......

So that's the end of March....

Funny, I was sure there had been 800 days in March.

And onto April.

I had a little chuckle when I saw it as I am certainly being an individual on my own!

When I turned over to April I saw all the events that are now cancelled.
Clara's production of Shrek
The Sheerins "Take it to the Limit" in Trim though I did get to see them on telly the other night.
Gig in the 3 arena.

But the one that stopped me in my tracks was Ger's anniversary mass.


It's hard to believe that it's a year since Ger passed away. I am so thankful that this situation wasn't around then. We were able to go and see Ger in her last weeks. When I got word at 3am that Ger was after passing I could jump into my car and go to her house to be with her family and friends.
Sounds weird even saying that now. A houseful of people!
It was such a support and comfort to be able to talk to and hug people who were in the exact same position. Then the next week was a whirlwind of house removal, funeral, get-togethers with friends. If there is one thing that the Catholic Church and Irish people do well and that's Death. It centers around meeting up and giving support, not just at the time but at the Month's mind, and then on every anniversary.
That is why my heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one at this time.It is doubly hard when you can't be with them in their final days and hours when they need you most and then to not be able to celebrate their lives with all their friends and loved ones.

We had organised a night in Clarke's bar after Ger's mass to raise funds for St. Luke's hospital. We'll do it some other time. But to all those grieving at this time I can only send my prayers and condolences.

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