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.
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…