Should you wish to visit the website of my wife, Una Glennon, author of “Ciara’s Gift”, please click on Una Glennon
Ciara’s Gift was born out of Una’s journey through grief following the murder of our twenty-seven year old daughter, Ciara, in 1997. This is the book Una would never have wished to write but felt compelled to write in the hope that it may bring comfort and hope to those who are grieving following any life-shattering loss.
When someone or something very dear to us is taken away we are left with an enormous vacuum in our lives, a vacuum that fills with sadness, pain and despair. We feel we cannot go on living in the face of such heartbreak. We are forced to
search for a deeper meaning to life.
When we are given the courage to enter deeply into and to feel our pain we discover that beneath it is a place of enduring love, compassion and quietude. We learn that the event that brought us so much pain ultimately opens a portal into a
place of tranquillity.
Thus, we emerge from suffering with increased capacity to live each day in peace and gratitude for the tremendous gift that life is.