A Godmother's Advice
Take the rough with the smooth
Take the ups with the downs
Keep a smile on your face
And delete all the frowns
Just deal with the big things
When times get tough
And leave the rest
Don't sweat the small stuff.
I have two mottos in life I'd like to recite
The first "It will be alright on the night."
So plan and prepare but take it all in your stride
Because life is for living so enjoy the ride.
Expect the unexpected
Is my next rule of thumb
Because the journey you're on
Will twist and will turn
But whatever life throws
Never ever feel alone
You have family, friends and a godmother
At the end of the phone.
The next stage of your life is about to begin
Some battles you lose but most you will win
But my advice to you as you turn eighteen
Is be true to yourself and follow your dream!
Hanging Up My Apron
And so my friends the time has come
To hang up my apron, my work here is done
I’m so sad to leave, I wish I could stay
Here In St Joseph’s, it’s the heart of Ballybay!
It’s hard to believe it’s been sixteen years
There’s been loads of laughs and a few wee tears
With our lovely patients as they’ve come and gone
It’s sad but true, time just keeps marching on!
The breakfast trays there’s too many too count
The craic with the patients and the tales they recount
As I visited their rooms while pushing my trolley
Like an Aer Lingus hostess, a true trolley dolly!
I’m leaving with memories I’ll always treasure
To our patients and staff, it has been a pleasure
And a special mention to one of the best
Dear Sister Kathleen in my heart you will rest!
I’ll miss you all, you’re so dear to me.
I’ll miss working in the kitchen and making the tea.
But every cloud has a silver lining
No more clocking in and out. No more early rising!
So for the very last time my apron’s hung up
I’ve served my last tea and I’ve washed my last cup.
I’m so sorry to leave and trying hard not to cry
Because I’ll miss you all, take care and goodbye!
Stars at Rathore
There is a school in Newry that is hard to describe
For pupils and parents it's a wee paradise
Where the staff are as special as the children they teach
Offering a sky full of stars for each one to reach.
Bailey was twelve when he came to Rathore
And no one quite knew just what lay in store
But he has grown and blossomed in the years in between
Thanks to Mrs Currie and her wonderful team.
As this time at Rathore sadly comes to an end
He's made a million memories and a lifetime of friends
And while he goes into a future that is some what unknown
There is one thing that is certain He'll Never Walk Alone.
As the parents of Bailey, there are no words to convey
The ache in our hearts and our total dismay
Bailey's leaving a school that is just so unique
Where he touched the stars and reached way past his peak.
The depth of our gratitude runs deep to the core
For Mrs Currie and her team at the wonderful Rathore.
Bailey may be leaving but this isn't the end
Because we love you, we'll miss you our forever friends.