We didn’t know James well but, with him being in school with our daughter, Ellen, since primary school, we did know his little face along with all their other classmates and we were heartsick to hear about the tragedy last Sunday. I can’t imagine your grief but I am praying every day that you find some strength to shoulder it. Words, as always, seem inadequate. By chance, I came across a poem on Sunday evening after we had heard the tragic news and it crossed my path again somewhere else on Monday morning and it seemed so appropriate so I have attached it here as I think that John O Donohoe articulates it better.
I wish you all strength and courage for the days ahead and you will all be in our prayers.
Siobhán, Enda, Ethan and Ellen Brennan