Sunday, March 1, 2009
Lion or Lamb?
When I was a little girl my grandmother used to say, "Sherri, we will have to see who beats who for the 1st day of March, the Lion or the Lamb". At first I had no idea what Grandma was saying because I was only 4 years old (atleast I think I was). Then as I got older I understood and we would write on the calendar together whether March started as a Lion or a Lamb. When Megan and Jenny were born I started the same thing with them, which pleased my grandmother to no end! Such a simple thing, but she said it was more than that it was tradition. My Grandma is no longer with us, but this morning when I got up to take Teddy out I said outloud to her, "Grandma it is definitely a Lion ushering March in this year". Teddy started when I opened the door because we were both almost flattened by the forceful wind that rushed into the house! He hurriedly did his busy and bolted into the house like the wind was chasing him! Right now, as I type he is pacing around the house, not even eating his food because the trees are swaying outside and the wind is howling! We also had thunder and lighting earlier this morning that woke me up, so actually the Lion showed itself much earlier. I wonder when my girls wake up this morning in their own homes if they will think of the Lion or Lamb, I'm sure they will. Hopefully the tradition will continue when they have children as it did in our household and in my Grandma's household! In your part of the country did March come in as a Lion or a Lamb? Have a wonderful day!! Oh and Grandma, yes I marked the calendar!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!