Shining light in Tyrone
The anguish of Mickey and Marian Harte can hardly be imagined, but sorrow doesn't come any sharper than the loss of a child. What started with a dream wedding has ended with searing heartbreak for her husband, John.
Michaela's all-too-short life was long enough for her to win the hearts of those who knew her and today her home county will mark her distressing return with anguished respect.
It has been a crushing week, but one that the Hartes have borne with a dignity and decency that was quite remarkable.