Prayers and a short break

I will be taking a short break from posting on this site for a few days. My mother died suddenly over the weekend. I ask for prayers for her (Eileen) and for all of those who are bereaved.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis (May her loyal soul be at the right hand of God).

It is a mother whose gentle care was ever round you, whose arms were open wide that you might nestle on her bosom and tell a mother’s heart your joys and childish sorrows. Well now do you recall the thousand little ways that love for you was shown, the welcome smile, the kindly word, the soft kiss implanted on your cheek.