Through Rose Coloured Glasses
This Saturday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Why is it, that the date of the death of Ireland’s patron saint is celebrated worldwide? The world loves St. Patrick ,and celebrations take part across the globe each March 17. St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing of green has been celebrated as early as the 17th century.
Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins were excited to learn they were about to add a new member to their family. The British couple went to their nine-week scan and that’s when they discovered that their unborn child had a huge medical problem. The scan showed that the baby’s heart was outside of its body. Doctors told the couple that the child’s chance of survival was almost nil and that they should terminate the pregnancy. This birth defect is called ectopia cordis and is extremely rare. It occurs in fewer than eight of every million live-birth babies.
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of flowers, candies and expressions of love, however February 14th was also my Dad’s birthday. Because of that, it is always a little bittersweet for me. He has been gone now for over twenty years, yet the void is still there on his special day. It is on this day on which I think of Dad the most out of any other day of the year.