Thursday, March 17, 2011

The love of the Irish!

I associate St Patrick's Day with 2 of my favorite people.

  1. My gorgeous daughter Amy, who turns 24 today. Wish I could be with her to drink green beer and eat corned beef and cabbage and soda bread and talk about the Irish nurse-midwife who delivered her without a doctor being present! Wish I could tell her face to face how much in love I fell with her ...... how I used to lie on the bed and stare at her and marvel that such beauty and perfection came from me. (Well, yeah! AND her dad.) Wish I could tell her face to face that I still feel the same way. Guess I'll have to telephone!

  2. My darling Irish friend Antonia who was a rock the spring before my marriage broke up. She used to come by my house most evenings between 6:30 and 7:30 to see if I wanted to go for a walk (aka take a breather from the stress). If we were still at the dinner table, she would turn her head sideways at the open window and say (in her Irish lilt): "Hello! Should I come in and wait? Or should I just go away?" And then later when we were walking, and I'd be bemoaning my ungrateful husband etc etc, she'd fill in the pauses and spaces in my conversation with the perfect responses to make me feel better -- such as (in her Irish lilt) "Oh! The rotten bastard!" She was a very loyal -- and very outspoken -- friend!


I love them both!


Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!





Sil Campschroer said...

Beautiful daughter you have! And you're writing is funny. Makes me laugh. I have a different connection with Ireland: U2. When I am a little older I want to go there. I think I've lived their in an other life. I feel connected. Anyway: Happy St. Patricksday and a very nice weekend.
Greetings with heart&soul from Sil.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Birthday to your daughter! She has an extra special day to celebrate!
We are all a little Irish today and I'll be eating my cabbage and soda bread too! Have a happy day!

svelteSTUFF said...

YOU deserve nothing but SMILES today!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo, open a window and catch this Happy Birthday Wish for your beautiful Amy. She's gorgeous sweetie!!!

It's great to have good friends to treasure!!!

God bless and have a day filled with Irish luck!!! :o)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Shamrock blessings to you today!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Amy looks just like you, so you were perfectly justified in telling her so! And your lovely Irish friend sounds like the kind of friend everyone should have...

Happy birthday and St. Paddy's Day to you and Amy and Antonia!

EmptyNester said...

Nice tribute to two wonderful blessings!

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy St Patrick's Day and Happy birthday to your daughter. My daughters day is tomorrow.

Carol said...

Your daughter is beautiful! And she looks like you. Your friend Antonia is a treasure.

Blondee said...

What a gorgeous girl you have there! My goodness, you lucked out....some people get stuck with ugly ones. :P

Happy St. Patty's!