"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep."
Monday, December 24, 2007
Merry Christmas Eve!
As I spend this Christmas Eve with family and friends in Philly, my warmest wishes to all of you out there.
The light of the Christmas star to you, The warmth of home and hearth to you, The cheer and goodwill of friends to you, The hope of a thousand angels to you, The love of the Son and God's peace to you.
My name comes from the Irish Achadh-beithe, meaning "birch-tree field." It's not so hard to pronounce if you remember that the gh combination is silent, and that the diphthong ea is like the "a" in pan. So my name is pronounced something like "Ah-va" with the accent on the first syllable.