Hello everyone! I have been on MDC for a while, but never knew this forum existed! How cool!
I am a white American married to a white Irishman! We've been married and living in Florida for almost three years now. I met him while taking spring break in Ireland while studying abroad in Scotland! Lived with him in Ireland for about a year, and then moved back to the states to start working on immigration paperwork. He joined me three months later, we got married, and have been here ever since!
We will be TTC our very first little one next month! It's very exciting!
I am worried, though, that our childrens' heritage will be pushed aside or looked over since we are both white and both speak english as our native language (DH is from Northern Ireland, and when he was growing up, it was illegal to speak Irish in the North). Originally, we were going to move back to Ireland and raise our children there, but we realized we simply couldn't afford it. Not now anyway. So the plan is to stay in the states.
I do plan on teaching my children Irish, but it's going to be difficult since I don't yet speak it myself! My husband also wants them to learn Irish, but doesn't seem as dedicated as I am.
We will also be celebrating traditional Irish holidays (fireworks on Halloween, yay!!), and, of course, eating tradition Irish foods (which we do now).
Wonderful to meet you all!