Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Whether you are Irish or not -
wishing you all a very
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It is a special day to honor the Irish
 and those who WISH they were on March 17th!

I am also appreciating the eldest daughter
 who gave me this teacup many years ago...
I shall cherish it always.

I would also like thank Deborah from the blog
The Beautiful Matter - on my blog this time-
for honoring me with such sweet St. Pat's gifts 
 upon her visit a few weeks back.

I love Irish Breakfast tea!
 And the two pairs of socks and wee sequined
leprechaun hat are just adorable!

Thanks also to Marina, Mary Beth and Margaret for the cards!

Click here for a beautiful and safe Ireland video.

Also, there is a Netflix series shot in England called
"Escape to the Country" - it's really great, full of
wonderful historical cottages for sale. 

You may enjoy it as much as we are currently.

Been having a very crazy roller-coaster patch of life lately.

In the last 2 weeks we've lost a newborn infant in our family, 
had another nephew born without any complications, 
discovered we had tax fraud. 

(Oh, merciful Lord, please grant me patience!)

And then last night my older brother had a mild stroke.

That's 3 bad things that happened, and it tends to come in threes -
so let's hope and pray it's all behind us now.

Your prayers are appreciated.

I am so sorry if I haven't been around to visit - once things
taper off to be normal - God willing - I will make it up to you
and read, read, read, and comment, comment, comment!

Thanks for your understanding.

And, as always, thank you for your visit.

~~~May St. Patrick pray for you all today and always~~~


  1. Michelle:
    I am so sorry for this difficult time - prayers for you and your family!

  2. Oh dear, Michelle. . .such sad news about the baby. Your family has been going through quite a bit, then. I am praying for you all. It can be overwhelming to have so many things happen at once, and Faith is so important to get us through the rough patches of life. I hope you will find solace and comfort in leaning on the Lord. And please know that there WILL be rainbows after the rain.

  3. Oh I am so sorry, Michele, that has been a trying time for you. Praying all will settle down soon, God is a merciful father and won't put more on you than you can bare. Trust Him!

    Hug, Sylvia

  4. Love the cup... Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your family troubles, Michele. I'll definitely include your family in my prayers.

    The shamrock socks are too cute. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  6. My condolences on the loss of this little baby. What a heartbreak. Praying for a restoration to order for financial matters. Praying for restoration of health to your brother. Don't worry about visits just now...

  7. I'm so sorry for all the difficult circumstances you've been going through, Michele. Prayers are coming your way!

  8. So sorry for your loss, the sickness, and the tax fraud. Makes life hard to deal with at times. PRAYING!!

    Charlotte Moore

  9. Oh Michele, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this precious little one. May the Lord keep you encouraged as you deal with these unfortunate situations. What lovely gifts that Deborah gave to you. I SO enjoyed my visit with her here in NC! Happy St. Paddy's Day and I will remember you in my prayers. Hugs! ♥

  10. Happy St. Patrick's, Day, sweet friend! I know this has been a very difficult time for you, and my prayers will continue, dear one. Your meeting with Deborah was a precious blessings, with such lovely gifts exchanged. Love and blessings to you. 🍀

  11. I am sorry to read all the things that have been going on in your family. The loss of a precious baby has to be the most difficult thing to endure. Tax fraud? Yikes!! I enjoyed seeing the nice gifts you received and the beautiful tea cup your daughter had gifted you. I hope you enjoy this St. P atrick's Day! Hugs, Liz

  12. So sorry for the loss and illness and oh my gosh Tax Fraud for you. Prayers for all of you. The tea cup is a beautiful gift to help up lift your spirits. Hoping things will begin to be better for all of you Michele. So sorry for you loss and heartache.

  13. Michele, my you have certainly had some difficulties, my prayers will be with you.
    I'm sorry to hear of the loss of that precious infant.
    I'll pray for the healing of your brother.
    I trust that your tax situation rules itself out.
    Your Irish display is so festive! My grandmother's side is Irish, O'Brian, full of life, fun and laughter.
    Enjoy your day and Happy St Patrick's Day!


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  15. Oh how terrible sad about the newborn baby.
    Your St Patrick gifts are very nice I have my green on also my shamrock rhinestone pin today in honor of St Patrick. I we have a priest from Ireland who has been here 25 years and I still can't understand him sometimes

    I sure hope things perk up for the better in your life, also hope your brother doesn't have serious side effects from his stroke.

    I'm still enjoying my break

  16. Oh Michelle, I am so sorry for your all the problems you have been having. So sorry about the baby and your brother having a stroke. Yes, your right things do come in three's. So hopefully all the bad is behind you and it will be smooth sailing.

    Wishing you a Happy St Patrick's Day.

    Hugs, dear friend,

  17. So sorry. I'm saying a prayer for you.

  18. Hard hard week my friend. I'm sorry for all the heartache and trouble. Praying for your SIL and brother and husband, and for you, my dear, that things even out and you experience some rest and peace. Blessings to you. xo Deborah
    ps Drinking tea out of my Irish teacup today too!

  19. Oh my dear - what sad things to happen to a family - may they all be over by now. A nice cup of tea sounds wonderful about now. Many hugs.

  20. Oh, Michele - so very sorry to hear of these sad sorrows. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you. Blessings xx Karen

  21. Beautiful teacup from your daughter! Sending prayers your way concerning your family! So sorry!

  22. Oh my...this is a lot to deal with. I will keep your family in my prayers and I want you to know how much I appreciate yours. Lots and lots of hugs, Diane

  23. Oh dear Michele, so sorry to hear of the sadness happening in your life, prayers for you and family.
    I never worry about us visiting back and forth on our blogs because you're the type of friend who picks up where we left off when we do connect - this is one thing I love about you.

  24. Everything is lovely, and the teacup is a treasure! You have a lovely blog and beautiful header. I wish you all the best in everything. By the way, I love tea, and my favourite colour is green.

  25. Oh, dear, so very sorry to hear of these things (especially the loss of a child -- what is worse?). Praying for good health, peace and grace to you and yours!


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