It’s been ages since I blogged I know.
But this week has been a tough one.
We unexpectedly and tragically lost my Uncle to a senseless act of violence.

It’s scary to experience first hand what other people are capable of.
And what just being in the wrong place at the wrong time can do.

I often feel like this is just a nightmare, a bad dream and I’ll wake up and everything is still fine.
But we know it won’t be.
And knowing that is so upsetting, heartbreaking and frustrating.

He was such an amazing, good hearted and inspiring man.
He showed us that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
At 40 he decided he wanted to become a fireman, and he did.
He always told us ‘I’m living the dream’.
He was an inspiration to all who met him and knew him.

The world is a better place because he was in it.
And I hope that someday I can be half the person he was.
To find a job I truly love, to have a caring family and so many great friends like he did.

Today we raise our glasses to you and sing happy birthday.

The world isn’t a fair place and I wish you hadn’t had to leave us so soon.

In our hearts forever you will be.

Rest in peace Uncle Dominic.


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