I call myself “The Irish-Greek”. I’m of 100% Greek descent. However, my life seems to follow along according to Murphy’s Law. As my mom has humorously said, “If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen to Gia.” Therefore, there has to be some Irish in me somewhere. 😉
The truths in my life have been stranger than fiction. With that in mind, so many people have suggested I write a book about my “adventures”. Seeing as I’m a former hockey mom with ADHD, you can probably guess how well that’s been coming along. With the encouragement of an amazing and very talented new friend, Melinda Johnson, I decided to try blogging first. And credit goes to the wonderful Irene Argue Christy for introducing us. Nonetheless, I hope to connect with others whether we share experiences or learn from each other’s differences.
The family members to whom I’m writing in my posts have fallen asleep in the Lord. May their memories be eternal. However, I still find comfort in talking to them as if they were here on Earth. I decided this would be my way of keeping their memories alive. My father was an educator like me, my Pappou (Grandfather in Greek) was an awesome cook, and my Yiayia (Grandmother in Greek) was an avid traveler. All of us were/are devoted to Greek Orthodox Church. Not perfect by any means, but for us our faith and culture are so intertwined they’re as one. Once again, I hope this is the beginning of new friendships learning from each other and supporting one another, as we go through this wonderful yet enigmatic life.
Your sister in Christ,