28 February 2008

irishness



Kindra and Seth (hubby's youngest sister and her husband), and their darlingest li'l boy are moving to Arizona in just a few days.

Right at this very minute, with the whole tundra thing we have going on outdoors, Arizona is brilliant. I'm in favor of a mass relocation.

Actually, though, they aren't moving for the weather; Seth has accepted a position as a music pastor (and boy is that church lucky to get him). He is all sorts of gifted, and for that matter, they are pretty dang lucky to get Kindra, too.

As they are some of my favoritest people on the planet, I am going to miss them fiercely.

And since I am feeling particularly Irish today, I shall wish them off with a traditional Irish blessing:

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


And a more practical Irish blessing, for extra luck:

May the frost never afflict your spuds.
May the outside leaves of your cabbage
always be free from worms.
May the crow never pick your haystack,
and may your donkey always be in foal.


Right. Lovely.


Be safe, guys. We love you.

7 comments:

Dedee said...

I love that blessing. I want it on some kind of wall hanging on my wall just inside the door so that people will see it as they walk out.

Good luck on the move and the missing that goes along with it.

Melissa said...

I want a donkey. They are so sweet and cute... anyway...
I echo dedee's thoughts... good luck with the moving! You will just have to go to Arizona to visit - every year as soon as it snows :)

secret agent mama said...

Good luck to them. Moving is hard, but when you have people supporting you --even from afar-- it's made a little bit easier.

Kimberly said...

I adore that blessing...the first one, that is. I'm Irish on both sides. Sadly I got the temper and no freckles. My mum has 'em in spades...I've always pouted over not having them.

Sorry you're having people you love so much move so far!

A's Mom said...

Special word for special people. May the luck of the Irish be with them.

Love the photo. Sometimes just capturing the moment can be even more beautiful! Have a great weekend!

stinkypeteandcompany said...

Oh what an amazing photo!

My girlfriend, who is Irish to the core has this blessing in her office.
"May you always be crowded by those that love you, and may God sprain the ankles of those that don't so that you may know them by their limp." (she's an athletic trainer) ;)
It's something like that - maybe not verbatim though.
good luck to them and to you and your family.
sarah

janae said...

My sister in law and her family moved away from us last summer. It's really hard, but easier with blogging. Hope they have a blog. Oh, and what an amazing picture. Your talents amaze me.