My Ancestry

I'm half Irish. And that be me Irish Da.

Below is a blessing prayer I recieved as a baby from a poet Uncle. His type written note is framed and hanging in my room and still draws a tear when I read it.

"One day you will proudly review
The gifts that God planned for you -
United blood ties of Holy Mother Church
To course your veins while on this earth.

Spain's contributions shall n'er be erased
Her historical presence never replaced.
Rome's - Christ's earthly choice to rule and preside
Where remains of Saint Peter shall ever reside.
Dear Erin's - assigned the spread of the faith -
Your ancestry, my dear, is both noble and great.

And this Irish music, this song a favorite of mine, is playing today.

An Irish blessing to you on this feast day...

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.


Sarah said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, JMJ!

Charlotte said...

Very cool poem from your uncle!

Christine said...

You are blessed to have such an Uncle. That drew a tear to my eye too!

Your dad looks great. Happy St. Patricks Day to my half Irish blogger friend.

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