‘Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost

Than never to have loved at all.

On the eve of Remembrance Day, let us keep in mind those who have lost their lives in the service of our country. In particular, let us remember Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, both of whom were tragically killed in October.

Patrick Larkin

Personally, I am mourning the death of my grandfather, Patrick Larkin, who passed away on November 1, 2014. Words seem inadequate when trying to describe the loss of a loved one. The pain and sorrow felt this past week has been tremendous, but I would not have traded it.

Patrick Larkin

Grief, they say, is the price we pay for love.

Somehow, there is a silver lining. Just when I thought I had lost the last link to my Irish heritage, I heard Divine Providence knocking on my door. More, much more, on that later.