Saturday 21 April 2018

Hold on, cling on, but stay with us because this too shall pass

'I know how hard it is when it seems as if the world isn’t made for you and the mind is a whirlwind of cataclysmic thoughts, but this too shall pass. Hold on, cling on if you must, but stay with us.' (stock photo)
'I know how hard it is when it seems as if the world isn’t made for you and the mind is a whirlwind of cataclysmic thoughts, but this too shall pass. Hold on, cling on if you must, but stay with us.' (stock photo)
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

Somehow, by some sort of miracle of hope and love, our friends Cora and Martin O'Brien bring back David every day in their own way. David died by suicide in December 2007. He was 17. And here is part of the story of how his parents rebuilt their lives.

David's spirit keeps us all going and the memory of a young boy's angelic smile stays forever in my mind. I know how hard it is when it seems as if the world isn't made for you and the mind is a whirlwind of cataclysmic thoughts, but this too shall pass. Hold on, cling on if you must, but stay with us. The love is all around us and when the darkness turns into light, you will know where to look.

There's support if you need it. The Pieta houses that Martin and Cora support are all over Ireland now.

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