St. Patrick's Day is coming.
There's green junk...um, I mean decorations everywhere.
I dislike St. Patrick's Day. My sister too.
As a kid, it was no big whoop. We're not Irish. Green beer? Whatever.
Plus, family tragedy happened to change our lives drastically over a St. Patrick's day some 20 yrs ago already. 20 yrs! Yes, that's a long time now, but it still resonates in our hearts. I've blogged before about losing my brother. It blows my mind that's it's 20 yrs already. Surreal. My brother was just 25 when he died suddenly, unexpectedly, and violently. ( Maybe one day I'll share some of that experience....but not today)
To add to this horrible anniversary date, it also fell upon the night of an old friend's birthday. I hope Q doesn't think of this every year on his birthday. How wrong. How sad.
So...my point to all this is: now that I have small children who recognize and look forward to ALL holidays (thank you school!) I will make a valiant effort to be a little more positive towards St. Patrick's Day. W has been talking about this greenness for days now.
Last year, my nephew asked to decorate for the wee folks and my sister was like "No. We don't celebrate St. Patrick's." Well! Talk about a wake up call for the two of us. Poor kids! It's not their fault or on their radar that an unknown uncle's tragic death haunts our St. Patrick's.
My commitment to St. Patrick's until Thursday...I think I can handle 4 days....is to blog green, craft green each day and even decorate the house a wee bit.
What about you? Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day at all? How? Do share! I could use some ideas!
And with that plea, I leave you a little Irish blessing.