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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Share a Meal | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 51

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We did a lot of sitting around the table sharing a meal, sharing in good times and conversation and the beautiful, yet invisible threads of family and friendship that tie us together.

It was divine.

From Easter Sunday brunch at the Golf Club with my two sisters, my beloved, brother-in-law, my youngest daughter’s man (she is in Vancouver visiting her sister) and dear friends, to dinner last night at the warm and loving home of Kerry and Howard, it was a weekend of love, cherishing what time we have together, and revelling in the love that binds us, heart to heart.

My middle sister arrived on Saturday. Our mother is not doing well, an infection in her blood continues to weaken her — yet, at the sight of my sister, she perked up. Even decided that getting dressed was better than lying in bed in her hospital gown. She also put on make-up. But then, that’s our mother; wanting to look her best for company.

We don’t know how long she will be with us. We do know that whatever time she has, we cherish each moment and the gift of being together. And while my mother couldn’t be at the table with us, her presence is felt in every breath we take, in every morsel of food we eat.

Gathering people around the table is what my mother, and father, did.

I am grateful we continue to gather and cherish the power of sitting around a table. I am grateful for the memories, and the gift of knowing, gathering around a table with family and friends is an act of grace that expands through love.

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Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

9 thoughts on “Share a Meal | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 51

  1. warm thoughts and hug …

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  2. Beautifully written Louise. I thought of Mom while we were having Easter brunch and was grateful that her love was amongst us. We were raised knowing that sharing a meal with family and friends is very special. To see Mom sitting in her wheelchair dressed with make-up applied then her beaming face when she saw her three daughters filled me with pride. How lucky we are that at 94, with failing health, she is still of sound mind and is able to express her love. We are very lucky sisters!

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  3. I love family/friend gatherings around the table Louise! ❤
    Diana xo

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  4. It is wonderful when our family gets together for a meal

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