Thursday, March 17, 2011
A little Irish
We all come from somewhere, from some mix of genes and nationalities that make up the who of who we are. I have tended to bond more closely to some parts of my geneology and family history than others; particularly the small portion of Irish in me. I think in my mind I've worked it out that I am 1/32nd "full" Irish. Who knows how close my math is, especially considering it is not my strongest subject. But how I do love that sliver.
So, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day at my house; especially since I named my sons all Irish names: Haden after my full-blooded great, great grandfather Thomas Haden; Liam because I just love that Irish name; and Finn, because I had a vision of that name shortly after Liam was born, and it came back to me when we were searching for a name for our third boy. Is it normal that my 1/64th part Irish boys think they are all Irish? All I'm sure of it that they carry the passion, humor and names of a land I've never seen but dream is my home.
"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live."~Irish Proverb