Grief on a Lucky Day

May the leprechauns be near you,

To spread luck along your way. 

And may all the Irish angels

Smile on you St. Patrick’s Day.

- Irish Blessing

St. Patrick's Day is one of our favorite holidays but also a day when we miss Colleen terribly. We come from a big Irish family that loves nothing more than a cold Guinness, but Colleen loved this day the most. Colleen and her husband hosted annual St. Patrick's Day parties that were legendary. They invited family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers over for delicious green snacks and Irish cheer. She once made a veggie tray that looked like the Irish flag. Today we are reminded of her amazing theme party planning, her excellent cooking and baking skills, her love of green, and her vibrant spirit. 

On days when we don't feel very "lucky" or when we wish that we could celebrate WITH her, we try to remember our great fortune that we had Colleen as our big sister, role model, confidant and friend. We would be very unlucky, in fact, to have lived our lives without her at all.

So on this St. Patrick's Day, CHEERS to Colleen and to a new found feeling of luck. In her honor, we are launching our website today and hope that it reaches many of you! We are counting on the leprechauns to bring it to you...

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;

Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

- Irish Blessing