“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
I have been a fan of Donna’s Blog for some time and I kept meaning to join the Living Arrows linkie and never got around to it. So im super excited to join for the first time. This week in the Mamma Fairy house its all about the great outdoors.
Wild West (and wet) Donegal
We spent a wonderful weekend in an extremely wet Donegal! By 12 o’clock on the Saturday having arrived late Friday, I heard “im bored” more than once as the rain lashed against the window pane. And I mean lashed, it looked like the middle of Winter out. The Dada Fairy suggested we don the rain gear and head our to explore the place where he grew up. The kids needed no encouragment, I on the other hand wasnt quite as eager!
We took some photos on our walk and I look back on them and im reminded of how much history and memories places like this hold. Memories that will soon be long gone as generations depart and move on. This is the Dada Fairys home place and he has such a strong emotional tie to here and its (and his own) past. He loved telling us stories some his own, some he heard over the years. This was where he played as a child, where he went fishing, exploring, climbing walls, hiding in ditchs and messing no doubt. He is a total outdoors person and I can see how much the kids are like him and how much they love being outside.
I’m so glad I didnt let the rain get in the way of our day exploring as I was very tempted to say no we must be mad. We came home hours later, we were soaked through, the kids were exhausted from the walking but most importantly they were happy, happy we were in Donegal, happy we were all together, happy we were having fun and quite literally dancing in the rain. There really is something quite magical about the squeals of your child dancing in the rain.
In the words of the Yeats – “Dance there upon the shore;What need have you to care; For wind or water’s roar?And tumble out your hair”