Friday, March 27, 2009

Puts it all in perspective

I'm travelling up to my homeplace in Mayo today to attend the funeral of my brother's brother in law. He died on Wednesday night, aged 48, leaving behind a widow of my age and an eighteen month old daughter. He was diagnosed with cancer only six months ago. Just makes you realise how fragile life is.

RIP Seamus.

7 comments:

Leslie Laine said...

So sorry to hear this. It's amazing how things can be put in perspective in a mere second. Thinking of you.

Mick said...

Jesus, so young and quick. It makes me want to moan a little less in the future...

womb for improvement said...

Fuck. I have goosebumps.

Take care.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Such a short space of time, scary.

Safe journey up.

hairyfarmerfamily said...

I'm so sorry.

nutsinmay said...

Thinking of you and your family. I'm so sorry.

Jane G said...

All - it was an enormous funeral, as funerals are never private events in Ireland. It was a fitting tribute to Seamus, who had acheived some amazing feats in his short life, including a transatlantic crossing in a two man yacht in 2004.

It's very sad for his wife and little girl. She will have no memories of her dad as she grows up. Sad for all the family really.