Eric Leahy is a Diaconate Aspirant for the Diocese of Broken Bay (preparing to become a Permanent Deacon), and is Head of Human Resource Services in Catholic Schools Broken Bay. He is married with three children.
Therese, our daughter, only lived for 5 minutes. That’s all, not long. We only know that because the nurse who attended the birth knew to time her life.
For my wife Annette and me, it felt like Therese lived longer and, naturally, she is alive in our hearts. In other respects of course, Therese’s passing was but a flicker in time, an instant. It was an instant, yet what’s the value of a life, whether it be for 5 minutes or 90 years?
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