For the month of March , I will be participating in the Slice of Life Challenge (#sol19) sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. I will be slicing each day for 31 days inspired by my work as a literacy specialist and coach, my life, and my fellow bloggers.
(Saint) Patrick #sol19
March 17, 2019
Your Irish name was chosen for you before birth. Patrick from your own father. A strong Irish name. Francis from both generations in your grandfather’s family and your grandmother.
Your Irish name was chosen for you before birth. What a surprise how well it fit you. Those big blue eyes filling that face right from the start paired with that dark hair. So Irish, though I suspect that dark hair was your mother’s DNA. Pale skin with a sprinkle of freckles round out that Irish face.
Your Irish name was chosen for you before birth bringing with it a saint’s day celebrated by the world. This was good for you, for you love a good party and being right in the center. Many St. Patrick’s Day celebration when you were too young for green beer involved Green River, green clothes, green cookies or green frosted cupcakes. There were Lucky Charms and soda bread and always, always, treats for your class.
Your Irish name was chosen for you before birth-full on Irish. An identity to hold on to. The identity of generations of your family. A people.
Your Irish name was chosen for you before birth, but it has always been your name. It fits you just like it should…perfectly.