Luck of the Irish

“May your troubles be less

And your blessings be more.

And nothing but happiness

Come through your door” Irish Proverb

Luck of the Irish proudly shines on St. Patrick’s Day.   It seems to have held much promise personally.  The offer to sell my first home came in the late evening on March 17, my sister in law received her marriage proposal on March 17, and blessings seem aplenty on such a festive day.

It seemed like a perfect day to raise a glass and share a toast for my baby girl.

The day started off with happiness and many green accessories on the children.  Kelsey was full of joy and laughter.  She enjoyed a visit from a leprechaun at school, who even left a questionable green liquid in the potty!  Her day continued with a book “switcheroo” from a friend’s desk, and she came home with a beautiful drawing and writing that stated, “I feel lucky when I have my friends and my family with me.”

Lucky with friends and family, indeed we are.

Our collective efforts over the past few weeks and the generosity of our friends and family helped us raise $4,000 on St. Paddy’s Day.

May the luck of the Irish be with you if you shared a sentiment, donation, or gathered with us Friday evening.  

My family continues to be overwhelmed by the love and support of our friends and family.

As we walked to the car following the party, I must admit I was overcome with emotion.  I said to my husband, “Doesn’t all of this leave you numb?  It is hard to be in these moments and accept that this is our reality sometimes.”

“It isn’t real to you when you inject our child every morning?  That’s when it is real for me.”

My Irish husband sure put it into perspective.  We offer our sincere appreciation and thanks to those who know our reality and supported our cause.

Our village is growing, and we are extremely grateful that it is.  Sláinte!

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