If anyone ever doubted the darkness and the depth to which genuine depression takes its victims, please read the following loving, moving and deeply understanding account by one whose heart is broken by the curse which is stalking the land.
Light in their Lives
The late John Broderick’s wife, Sandra wrote the account of the light and the love in their lives since they met. She could be excused for dwelling in the dark because of the Currow native, John’s tragic passing.
But Sandra is up and at it and has set up a fundraising page where she aims to help with the work of Pieta House and she’s doing so in John’s honour and memory.
Happy Memories of John By: Sanrda Broderick
“To everyone who knew and loved my husband, I am looking for your support to help others like John who struggle to deal with hopelessness and depression in their everyday lives.
The week of the 20th October is Pieta House charity week and I need your help to raise much deserving funds for such a worthy cause.
I knew from the moment I met John that I would never ever meet anyone like him.
John fought depression for many years but as a couple we got through some very difficult times.
We also made unbelievable, happy memories and I can honestly say that I never knew happiness until John came into my life.
Love and Support
The love and support me, Grace and Johns family have received these past few weeks will show John up in heaven how truly loved he was and always will be.
Our journey through life together has come to a standstill for now, but not forever. Me and Grace will keep going on our happy journey and I know I will have John in spirit helping me along the way especially on our more difficult days.
No Unanswered Questions
I have no unanswered questions for John as I know that my husband’s pain and suffering is over and he is finally at peace.
We told each other every single day that we loved each other and not a day went by that we didn’t give each other a kiss in the morning and again every evening the minute we saw each other after a long day apart.
Thank God for John
I thank God for sending John my way all those years ago and giving me the happiest years of my life.
I will love you forever John and even though my heart is broken without you, I will remember all the fantastic memories you gave me.
Free from Torture
Like you always joked with me saying ‘you hit the jackpot when you met John Broderick’…..I honestly couldn’t agree more.
Sleep tight daddy and have the happiest dreams in a head finally free from torture. We will love you forever, Mommy and Grace xxxx”
The link to the page is: https://fundraise.pieta.ie/fundraisers/sandrabroderick/A-tribute-to-John
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