for irish katie –



for irish katie who loved the world


left way too early


for her daughter rachel

who inspired 

the happy nods of her mother’s head


who carries on

under the beautiful light

of her mother’s smile.

“death leaves a heartache no one can heal,

love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

-from an irish headstone

– and for all of those who have loved and lost someone dear to them

county donegal, ireland

34 responses »

  1. I read those words in some services that are on the headstones. A beautiful tribute to our darling Irish Lassie, our gorgeous Katie. Taken too soon, the love and friendships that she developed here within our blogging community was one that was cherished by all. I, like all of us think of her often. She wove her way into our hearts and your tribute from her homeland have joined the threads together again. Thank you Beth and love you Katie. Hugs to Rachael her beautiful young daughter as she reads this, 🍀❤️

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    • no worries on the timing, rachel. i’m sorry that you weren’t able to go this summer, but hopefully next maybe. i’m glad you enjoyed the post and i’m sure she would have, i felt like she was with me a bit, anyway.


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