One Love

206I grew up listening to my father speak so many times about his life and growing up in beautiful Northern Ireland.  He talked about the green fields and the purple Heather!

My Dad left his native Ireland when he was a young man.  His older brother had left a year earlier and he decided to follow him and travel across the ocean on a cargo ship.  The trip was long and tiresome but finally he arrived in beautiful Canada.  He and his brother would live on the farm of an elderly couple who needed two farm hands.  My Dad talked often about his experiences of milking the cows and gathering the eggs plus helping in the fields.  He was very happy to be in Canada but his homesickness for his beautiful Ireland was so overwhelming.

I would listen with great interest to his stories and it became my dream to one day travel over to this beautiful land I had envisioned and meet all the family members that I had not known.

Letters were exchanged throughout my younger years and a bond was formed with my distant mysterious relatives whom I longed to meet.  It wouldn’t be until I was married and a mother that I would have the opportunity to fulfil this dream of mine.

One summer day I received word that my father’s sister, my aunt, from Ireland was coming to Canada on a tour.  Oh, I was so thrilled!  I was finally going to meet one of my amazing Irish relatives.  This was the beginning of my journey; my dream!!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. gc says:

    Thank you for sharing your dream Pat. I did not know my father or grandfather. My grandfather died before my time and my father passed away when I was young. The beginning of your story sound intriguing. Keep up the good work. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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    1. Patricia says:

      Thank you gc! I’m sorry you didn’t get to know your father or grandfather! It really does leave a void. I hope to carry on my story in my next blog.
      You encouragement means a lot and thank you!
      Enjoy your day as well.

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  2. Nam H Nguyen says:

    Hello Patricia!
    Thank you for following my blog. I have decided to nominate you for the Liebster Award in gratitude 🙂
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    1. Patricia says:

      Hello Nam!! Thank you so very much! I am sincerely honoured.

      Liked by 1 person

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