Saturday, December 1, 2012

Irish Blessing and 'The Starry Knight'

We held a small and lovely service for my mother-in-law on Thanksgiving morning - just family. It was quite fitting to celebrate her life on Thanksgiving as her life focus was about providing and caring for others. We shared stories and memories at the dinner table - it was a good way to process her passing. On one card we received was this Irish Blessing... I think it is lovely: "May the blessings of love be on you, live with you and all around you. May it be your shelter in the storming hours, and your warming fire when chill winds blow. May love make soft your path, that your steps never falter, and wide your path, that friends may always walk beside you. May love shine out of the soul of you like a welcoming light so that when others speak your name, it will be to say here is one whose heart has never cared too little." ... and I'll add, may you always feel loved.

I'm finishing up my painting 'The Starry Knight' - hope to load it onto Etsy this weekend. I'll also be finishing the first draft of my Chicken Mitten pattern. I basically need 2x the amount of time I have in a day! Have fun.