and I am a little bit Irish...
no, really I am.*
I have loved learning more about my Irish heritage.
My son, Derek has a real love for the Celtic ring called the "Claddagh",
pronounced “cla” as in “class” and “ddagh” pronounced “da” as in “dad".
(He wanted to see my face when he showed me his "tattoo"
I liked the drawing, glad it was just an ink pen)
When he gave me my Christmas gift it made me almost cry, because I know how much the symbolism of the Claddagh means to him
and that he would share it with me.
The Claddagh design is used on the traditional wedding ring of the Irish.
The Claddagh is often placed on betrothal bands to represent holding a lover's heart in one's hands. "With these hands I give you my heart and I crown it with my love."
The crown symbolizes loyalty.
The hands symbolize friendship.
The heart symbolizes love.