Today is the catholic church’s Day for Life, a special day dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life. Pope John Paul II introduced this day in his 1995 encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) “to foster in individual consciences, in families, in the Church, and in civil society, recognition of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition” (EV #85).., An opportunity to highlight that in our ‘modern’ society, as well as the often quoted, shocking view of some doctors that ‘life’ after a severe acquired brain injury only requires ‘maintenance’.-

Tonight is one of these nights I’m feeling a bit of an un-ease. All of what I’m going to do over the next two weeks and a bit is really out of my league, completely. And leaving Pádraig and the rest of the family in Dublin won’t be easy either, for all of us.

I’m writing this early, because we’ll have an evening together with the family and I’ll try to go to bed early – though I’m pretty certain that sleep won’t come easy.


Oh, and if you want to watch something really beautiful (and in Irish) check out this very recent video. Pádraig loves it!