"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."
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May 31st, 2005 – by: kingelvis14
Conal, Jr., was a fisherman by trade. A respectable occupation, although the hazards and dangers were great. Fishing with friends out of Teelin Harbour, their boat was not new nor was it very large. Nevertheless, he was able to make a living for himself and his new wife. Yes, he was a newlywed, married a mere six weeks when he died. Drowned. His foot got caught up in the fishing net as it was cast overboard. Unable to rescue him, the crew immediatley signaled to the other fishing boats in the area. Although they came as quickly as possible, it was too late. There was nothing left to do but throw out all their nets in hopes of entangling his body. Upon return to the harbour early the next morning, the nets were pulled in and Conal's body was recovered. Sadly, Mr. Hegarty was now alone, having lost his wife many years before, when Conal, Jr., was just a baby.
God has spared me the loss of a child. I don't know what the years ahead hold for me, but I will continue to pray for my children's safety as they travel, as they work, as they play. God hears my prayers, I know it.
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