Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Thirty-one years of love.


She is kind.

She is thoughtful.

She is sensitive.

She is heartfelt.

She is creative.

She gives. She shares. She teaches. She learns. She grows.

In everything she does, she creates space. For creative expression. To be heard. To be seen. To be felt. To be known. For herself and for others.

She writes. She sings. She dances. She paints.

With every ounce of her being, she is Love. Loving. Loveable and loved.

She is my eldest daughter and from the moment I first felt her being stirring within my body, I have loved her with all my heart.

Today, she turns 31.

photo by @brit_gill

It is hard to imagine that 31 years have passed since she took her first breath outside the protective womb of my body and began the journey into growing into the amazing woman she is today. That it’s been 31 years since she first cast her web of loving delight upon the world, a web that she continuously spins full of heartfelt living, love and thoughtful wonder.

Thirty-one years ago today, I fell in love so completely, I have never come out from under the spell. I don’t want to. Loving Alexis has been a journey through time and space and understanding and growing and learning more and more every day about what it means to love unconditionally.

Being her mother has taught me how to let go of my fear I will never do it right, or be enough. To apologize and forgive and make amends and keep loving through it all. She has shown me how to fearlessly give into the one thing that connects us; through stormy nights and sun-filled days and all the weather in-between. Because, loving Alexis has taught me there is no end to love between a mother and her daughter.

Thank you my darling daughter for being your amazing self.  Happy Birthday!

Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

18 thoughts on “Thirty-one years of love.

  1. sounds like that apple fell pretty close to the tree …

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  2. That’s a beautiful way to honor your lovely daughter. How lucky you both are.

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  3. what a loving tribute to a lovely daughter –

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  4. Happy birthday to your beautiful baby, Louise!!! What a glorious day to celebrate. Thank you for your loving kindness and I send such heartfelt joy for the blessing you have received in your daughter ❤ ❤

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  5. Your love shines through every written word of which I know every word to be true. Thank-you for being being her Mom. I adore being her Auntie Jackie.

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  6. Beautiful post, Louise! She is gorgeous. I believe I’m following her on instagram 🙂

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  7. Like mother, like daughter 💕

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  8. You don’t need a DNA test to prove you’re her mom! Happy Birthday A! ❤
    Diana xo

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  9. She sounds like a daughter to be proud of and it shows that you are proud of her indeed


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