My family is French Canadian three hundred and sixty four days a year, but on March seventeenth we turn Irish for the day to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – and my father’s birthday! 🍀🎂
My father and I were close. I still feel that closeness, even twenty-nine years since his passing, especially on days like this – his birthday/St. Patrick’s Day. This morning, his presence was felt more than ever.
My father enjoyed any number of simple pleasures, none moreso than relaxing and watching good entertaining television programs. His favourite ever was “The Littlest Hobo”. My Dad loved that show. With his love for dogs, “The Littlest Hobo” was an obvious hit for him and the best part of his week as long as the series ran.
This morning while having my morning coffee and vaguely aware of the television running in the background, I heard this familiar tune….
Yes, one of our channels has resurrected Dad’s show and my husband Dan (😍) had flipped to it in honor of my Dad’s birthday.
Molly, who is not typically the least bit interested in television, was mesmerized. Like my Dad, she has found her all time favourite show. 💓
Anyway, that just made a brilliant start to my day so I had to share.
Now to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share an old Irish blessing…
May love and laughter light you days
And warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
With joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
Take care and have a great day! 🍀💓