Monday, March 17, 2008

~Irish Blessings to You~


May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

(Traditional Irish Blessing)

My Mom had this blessing hanging in our home when I was growing up. And being a "wee bit" Irish, (well...a few generations back, both of my parent's grandfathers came over to America ....or so the story goes), we usually make a boiled dinner of corn beef, cabbage and potatoes to celebrate the day. Do you have any Irish celebrations/traditions?

13 comments:

Lana said...

Suzanne, I love that Irish blessing. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Anonymous said...

We're not Irish, but my youngest son started a tradition in preschool and continues it today... He creates a leprechaun trap each year that has gotten progressively more complex (like the Mousetrap game). He has never caught a leprechaun yet, but usually finds some gold chocolate coins left behind :-) Patti

Cookie said...

How sweet - I think Corned beef and cabbage is about my only tradition left. When the weather is nice and I have the free time, I love catching the HUGE parade that KC has every year on Snake Saturday and St. Paddy's day :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

My email to you got me started on my latest post. :)
Thanks again for your kindness and concern.
Cathy

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Suzanne!
Thank you so much for visiting during my give-away & for your sweet comments! We LOVE corned beef & cabbage - a big deal at our house too....for some reason I made spaghetti tonight!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Kathy

Donna said...

I've always loved that Irish Blessing. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Hugs,
Donna

Charmingdesigns said...

I enjoyed catching up on your blog! Laurie

the feathered nest said...

What a lovely blessing!

Manuela

Lorraine said...

Hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!!:o) I am a bit Irish..but don't like corned beef and cabbage..LOL But we all wore our green!!
BTW-I tagged ya for a game..go to my blog!!LOL

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, geez, St. Patrick's day flew by already didn't it?? I had no clue. LOL

However, I know Easter is upon us so...A very happy Easter to you!!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Happy St. Patty's to you, Suzanee -- just a little late. Hope the corned beef was delicious.

Sarah

Little ol* Me said...

Suzanne, I hope you and yours had a wonderful St. Pat's day!

Mmm, cabbage and corned beef sure brings back fond memories of my childhood .. I'm must remember to make that next year!

Justine

PS: Thanks for popping by!

Sharon Stevens said...

Hi Suzanne..I am tagging you to tell us how you got your business name. In turn you are to tag a few other bloggers that you would like to learn about.
Tag you're it..
Hugs,
Sharon
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