Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A beautiful blessing

I found this Irish blessing. It is really beautiful and actually made me feel a bit weepy. (They were playing beautiful Irish music in the backround which didn't help) I do have Irish ancestory so I think I might have a closer connection...

My wish for you

I wish you not a path devoid of clouds, nor a life on a bed of roses,
Not that you might never need regret,nor that you should never feel pain.
No, that is not my wish for you.
My wish for you is:
That you might be brave in times of trial,when others lay crosses upon your shoulders.
When mountains must be climbed and chasms are to be crossed,
When hope can scarce shine through.
That every gift God gave you might grow with you
and let you give your gift of joy to all who care for you.
That you may always have a friend who is worth that name,
whom you can trust and who helps you in times of sadness,
Who will defy the storms of daily life at your side.
One more wish I have for you:
That in every hour of joy and pain you may feel God close to you.
This is my wish for you and for all who care for you.
This is my hope for you now and forever.

-- anonymous Irish blessing

See the flash version -


Anonymous said...

What special and true words. Thanks D made my day yet again. Glad chemo seems to be treating you a little more gently this time. Lots of love to you all. Davina

Anonymous said...

How beautiful and real. Some poems let you know people have walked / limped a hard road... victoriously.
You continue to enable us to see how well a family can cope when the one who is suffering lightens the path of everyone she touches.
Love you, Dee
Your privilenged Mom

Anonymous said...

Would help if I checked my spelling!
Priveleged! Mom

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