"To all parents, cuddle your children whenever you get a chance, tell them how much you love them as often as you can, spend every spare minute with them reading, playing, and enjoying their wonderfulness."
Regret is the only thing that can eat us up alive. Questions that start with "what if" have the power to haunt us for all of eternity. When we lose someone close to us, we always regret not having spent enough time with them or telling them just how much we love and value them. The grief is just too much to deal with, and it only intensifies when a parent loses their child. Now, imagine the pain when someone loses all their children at the same time. Andrew McGinley, from Dublin, Ireland came home on January 24th, only to find his three children on the floor, motionless. According to BBC, a single hearse carrying three white coffins arrived at the Church of The Holy Family in Rathcoole.
The devastated father prepared himself to say goodbye to Conor, 9, Darragh, 7, and Carla, 3, but he just couldn't help but break down. He touched each coffin as they passed, knowing it would be for the last time. In an emotional eulogy, the father tearfully said, "We often misuse words. When Ireland would lose a match, I used to say I was heartbroken. I now know what that really means. We, as a family, are heartbroken. It will only be with your help, support, and friendship that we will be able to patch our hearts together in some way but we will still be forever heartbroken. Conor, Darragh, and Carla. I love you, I love you, I love you."
He also spoke about the things that sparked joy in his children and thanked the creators behind it. "You gave them creativity but most of all you gave us joy together as a family. Please understand that and please continue to bring as much joy as you can to the children of the world. Thank you for Ironman, Thor, Captain Marvel, Hulk, and all the rest. Thank you Robert Downey Jnr and thank you Chris Hemsworth for bringing Ironman and Thor to life. My kids absolutely worshipped you both," said he, according to The Sun. He continued to thank the actors and characters that his children adored.
"To Mark Ruffalo, Carla loved big friendly Hulk in Avengers Endgame, and thanks for your bits of that film that I was able to show her. Thank you to everyone involved in Frozen, special thanks to princesses Anna and Elsa and also to a snowman called Olaf from our princess Carla. Carla my love, I had really hoped that we would be finally building that snowman this year. I’m so sorry. Thank you to whoever invented trampolines. You will never know the fun and enjoyment ours has brought Conor, Darragh, and Carla." While he mourned the loss of all his children, he urged other parents to make sure that they spent more time with their children.
According to The Sun, McGinley told Dublin Live, "Conor, Darragh, and Carla are adored. They all had beautiful, bright futures ahead of them with family, friends, and a community who love them. To all parents, cuddle your children whenever you get a chance, tell them how much you love them as often as you can, spend every spare minute with them reading, playing, and enjoying their wonderfulness. The future has now become our enemy but we will battle it every day to keep the memory of Conor, Darragh, and Carla alive.” He then added, "There are no words. There is only devastation, grief, and anguish. Every breath is a struggle."
As for their mother Deirdre Morley, she has been accused of murdering all three of them, reports Irish Examiner. Morley, a 43-year-old nurse at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, in Dublin, was remanded in custody by Dublin District Court on January 29. She was charged with three counts of murder and an order has been passed for her to receive a psychiatric assessment while in prison. She was found by a taxi driver in a street near her home before the bodies of her children were discovered. Reports also suggest that she was on leave from her duty and the post mortem results of the children haven't revealed anything yet.