Monday, 23 April 2012

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

It is that time again - Paddy's Day. Hope that everyone is well recovered (as technically it was yesterday here).  I am playing designated dora for my friends tonight, who at one of our local pubs saying farewell to another friend.  I'm sure I would be running amuck, if it wasn't for the small fact that I have to work tomorrow!  Bring on the green :)

 - This post has been sitting as a draft for the last couple of weeks, as well as the 17th being Paddy's Day, it's was also my mums b'day. It's was the first b'day since she passed away, although it's the last of many that she's been absent from the last few years. She died on January 30th this year, after a very long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. It was one of the hardest things I've had to witness, nothing can ever fully prepare you seeing a loved one slip away so slowly and surely, until there is nothing left of who they used to be. Harder all the more, because she was such a vibrant person, who really loved life and all that it had to offer and who in the early days of her illness was aware of what was happening, but was unable to do anything about it.

It's a complete bastard of a disease, one that I wouldn't wish on anyone, (not that I'm in the habit of wishing illness on anyone).  One day soon I hope that there is a cure, so that no one else or their family has to go through the horrible process or losing themselves/their loved one.  Hopefully , it's something that as a family we don't have to go through again.

- Well I can't seem to finish writing what I want to say - What do I want to say? My mum was awesome, I've missed her for a long time, wish she was still here - Alzheimer's sucks - and any number of other things.  So I guess, instead of my own words, I'll use anothers...

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


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