Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy William Patrick Day!

This is my youngest son, William Patrick. I thought it would be fitting to talk about him on the feast day of one of his namesakes. I got to pick his middle name (my husband picked his first), so I chose one that had been a favorite of mine throughout my life. I didn't pick it because of St. Patrick, but now that I'm Catholic, I'm very glad for the meaning behind the name.

He doesn't look like this anymore (now he's a teen with wild curly hair), but I love this picture of him. Its goofiness displays Billy's sense of humor. The grass in his helmet is from taking a spill on his bike and he decided to keep it that way for comic effect (a very Billy thing to do).

He is a young philosopher with true intellectual curiosity, and we have wonderful discussions. His still waters run deep, and he likes to ponder and reflect (kind of like his mom :). He's also a surprisingly adept writer and a budding cartoonist. I believe someday he will give Gary Larson a run for his money.

From his childhood interest in all things bug and lizard to his current interest in history and politics, he's keen to learn all about the world.

Here's to Billy on today, your day.

Love, Mom

PS Below is a link to St. Patrick's beautiful "Breastplate Prayer." Enjoy!

Prayer of St. Patrick

4 comments:

chimakuni said...

Happy Feast Day, William Patrick! How glad I am to 'see' you, my cyber nephew. You are a handsome young lad and your sense of fun comes through on the photo.

Many of God's blessings this day and may you continue to answer God's call in your life!

Cyber Auntie Lee Anne

Leslie K. said...

Golly we have got the best looking kids in our family!

Macile Hooper LeJeune said...

AMEN!!! DIEU TE BENISSE!!!
Cajun Sissy

anne said...

William Patrick, happy St. Patricks Day! You have a special patron saint with such a fun feast day. Top o' the mornin' to you!