“It’s a 24/7 job,” said Maurice O’Connor when reflecting on the past 11 years that he’s devoted to caring for his wife Rosemary since she suffered a stroke.
Eleven years. The span of this still young century. The time in which a child goes from a dependant bottle feeder to a lively, curious and unceasingly energetic kiddo.
The time in which a married couple, at that time in life when the children are reared and the mortgage is paid, ought to be able to enjoy each other’s company a little more. Ill health denied Rosemary and Maurice that opportunity.