Do you have a few favorite poems. One of mine is “May The Road Rise To Meet You.”  Very recently we found ourselves at my husband’s childhood hometown.  His father had long ago retired from farming and had sold the family farm.  He had kept a small parcel of land near the old farmhouse and had built a new home for himself that overlooked where he had spent most of his life.  While there, I was able to capture a representation of the old homestead, viewed from the new home.

As I looked out at the old homestead, my thoughts drifted to; so many memories, so much time has passed and so much to be grateful for.

This old Irish prayer came to my mind as I drew this representation of the old farmhouse.  It seemed so fitting then as it does now.

An Old Irish Blessing

“May The Road Rise To Meet You”


May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May The Road Rise To Meet You,

Yes, life happens, then without warning we are reminded of what we should be grateful for. I know that I should be more aware of how lucky I am but life just moves. So when these reminding times happen, I am again grateful.

When that unexpected feeling comes over you, where does it take you.  What would you find yourself thinking about? What would you be grateful about?

Life’s journey continues…

If you enjoyed “May The Road Rise To Meet You,” check out The House By The Side Of The Road, Road Trip, Cat, A Little Faith, and A Father’s Advise.

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  • Jon Hanson

    I love that…  I guess the Irish are good at something other than drinking beer!

    • Susan Cooper

      You bet. They are great story tellers as this prayer demonstrates. Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Steve Tracy

    Hi Susan,

    Great to hear you were (are) able to stop and really absorb the moment.  These days, it feels we are all so busy that magical things like this pass before us with little acknowledgement.

    Good stuff….and thank.


    • Susan Cooper

      How right you are. It is important to slow down just a bit and take in what is around us. When we do, it is amazing what we see and feel. As Always, thanks so much for your visit. :-)

  • Dan Meyers

    Sometimes when those moments hit me… I like think about how crazy it is my wife chose to spend the rest of her life with me! 

    • Susan Cooper

      Ahh!! Why of course she would. To be honest I think the same about my husband, so that makes us both lucky. :-)

  • HB

    I love this post especially the illustration.  

    When that feeling comes over me, I remember my fighting with my brother.  Now it brings back fun memories but I do remember how irritating it was back then … LOL, HB

    • Susan Cooper

      Thanks, I am so glad you like my drawing.

      That is too funny regarding memories of fighting with your brothers. I think we all fought with our siblings as we were growing up. The good news is we generally laugh about those times when we are older. :-)