Okay, Marybeth, I know this is your special day, but I'm including Diane and myself in this post too. 'Hope you don't mind.
I love this symbol of the triquetra, the ‘Sisters Knot Celtic Heart’:
In Celtic art the power of three is symbolized in the triquetra, it is a widely recognized knot that has been used as a sign of special things and persons that are threefold, such as Mother/Daughter/Grandmother, or Past/Present/Future/, and especially the Holy Trinity, Father/Son/Holy Spirit.
It is also a symbol of sisterhood, it represents the strong, eternal bond between sisters, especially among three sisters. The intricate Celtic knot heart is an unbroken line symbolizing everlasting love. It also is a symbol of the three stages of woman, maid/mother/wise woman. And this symbol celebrates the powerful, life-long bond of the family/friendship between sisters.
Well, Marybeth and Diane, I think it would be nice if these three wise women did something not so wise. How about we throw caution to the wind and get a tattoo of the Celtic heart symbol? It would be a nice tribute also to Mom and our Irish roots (maybe we could get a little green shamrock in the middle of it too?), as well as a tribute to our relationship with each other. And I love how it represents family continuity, and also how beautiful that it represents such an important religious symbol, The Holy Trinity.
Also, if you agree to that, I have an idea for a ‘ghost’ tattoo in honor of Mom (no, I’m talking about Casper The Friendly Ghost! It’s a white tattoo, I thought a lacy heart with MoM in the middle of it), and something for Dad too. Wouldn’t that be such fun for three old broads to walk into a tattoo parlor saying we want three identical tattoos?!
So, girls, what do you say?
Okay, so maybe you're not so enthusiastic about that idea.
So here’s a little Dr. Seuss-type rhyme in honor of Marybeth’s Birthday!
~ Sisters We Three ~
So different yet so much the same
Sharing more than just a name ~ (you both thought I was going to say ‘brain’ didn’t you?)
Growing up under the same roof, then living apart
But forever together within the heart
There is no problem so mighty nor so grand
That together we three could not withstand
Marybeth, Eileen, and Diane stand strong
And I pity those who say we are wrong!
Don’t bother my sisters, don’t make them upset
For that is something you will soon regret!
We are a formidable foe together we three
And those with an ounce of sense turn and flee
I'm sad for our brothers who just can't compare
To the bond that we have and the love that we share
When push comes to shove and the chips are down
It is these sisters of mine who come and rally around
The guys seem so helpless as they flounder about
So it is my sisters I turn to and they help me out
Throughout the years this bond we keep
The love of my sisters is powerful and deep
(and just because I had to include Mom & Dad ~
here's a little line for them)
Mom and Dad sadly for us are no longer here
But united by love they always are near
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BIG SISTER MARYBETH!!
I LOVE YOU!!
More than you'll ever know, I LOVE YOU!!
Love and Prayers,
We looked like babies back then!
What happened to us???!!!!
Who was it that said, "You're old, you're fat, and you're ugly, get over yourself!"
Was that you, Diane?
And who said, "Oh, who's going to be looking at you anyway?"
Oh, yeah, that would be Mom!
I LOVE THAT LINE!! It makes me feel less self-conscious all the time! And all my friends love it too! They say every time they are feeling bad about the way they look, they remember Mom's wise words and they feel so much better! It's really so very true, what are we all so worried about? Seriously, who's going to be looking at us anyway?! Let's just walk out the door and be happy with ourselves!
5 weeks ago