Dia dhuit, Greg. Go raibh maith agat for friending me. The icon is my patron saint, Colm Cille (Columba) of Iona, one of the Patrons of Ireland and Scotland. I have several icons and pictures at my prayer altar, and in various other places. I like to be surrounded with the Faith. I will likely become a monk or hermit in the near future.
Im looking out my window on this May morning here in the hills in Co.Wicklow and its so beautyful despite the mist over the mountain and the rain pouring down. having Irish blood is a gift and a passion in one hearts that is complex , you will always be called back by your roots, I bet you have felt this instict in your heart from the time you were aware you had this Irish celtic blood running through your veins. I spent time in tulsa with a friend who was cherake indian and our souls just blended so powerful. we got on like a house on fire . The photo of your wife and baby are beautyful I send you all a big Irish blessing and gur a maith agut for your friendship. If you ever get a chance to visit Eire you have a friend to come too and your family ould enjoy the the homely place I run here in the hill of wicklow
God Bless you