Mam- Changed Times

Here goes, I thought very hard as to whether it would be a good idea to do as I have done over the past 3 years and that is to write a piece to mark Mam’s anniversary. On the 10th of September it will mark 4 years since Mam passed away and on that time much has changed and also some things have stayed the same !!

I am happy in my job and the weight of expectation has lifted. Over the last few months of course life has changed beyond on recognition due to Covid 19 and all that has gone with that be that Lockdowns to pubs closing and restrictions placed on us as to limiting our contact with others.

Many times over the last few months I have wondered how you would face these situations and I have no doubt you’d have come up with unique ways and also colourful ways to get to see people and how you may be helping people out in O Connors….

Questions constantly crop up and I know you would have the answer to most of the obscure questions about family links etc…

Turning 30 earlier this year was unique to say the very least. I managed to avoid another party thanks to restrictions. No doubt like when I turned 21 you would have celebrated for me with a few others. Your “ Golden Child “ did a nice job to mark my 30th by putting a video together of people that have had an ompact on my life and are great friends…..

Uncle Pat Joe joined you earlier this year and you now have your family with you for the first time and I can only imagine the carry on when you turn 54 on October 17th.

Those moments in September 2016 still enter my mind from time to time but as the years have moved on I have been in a position to process what happened and slowly but surely I am in a place where the thought of September 10th doesn’t make me feel sick to the pit of my stomach.

I think mother would also be pleased that I don’t dread that few days like I did back in 2017 !!!

Looking to what the rest of 2020 and beyond could look like, It will defiantly be interesting to say the very least so we will just have to see what happens over the next few weeks and months….

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