‘If I had my child to raise all over again
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play.
I would run through the fields and gaze at more stars…
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I’d build self esteem first and the house later.
I would be firm less often and affirm much more.
I’d teach less about the love of power and
Much more about the power of love.’ (Diana Loomans 2005)
“We believe that all the ties of friendship and affection which knit us as one throughout our lives do not unravel with death.
Michael Ryan, Beechwood Lawns, formerly Sean Treacy Avenue.
John Wade, Monakeeba.
Funeral details can be accessed by visiting www.rip.ie.
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