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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Life is grandson good!

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Four generations

I had no idea being a grandmother, or YiaYa as I’m called, would make my heart feel so incredibly full. I had no idea.

But isn’t that just like life? We don’t really know what it feels like to do or experience something… until we do. And then — Wham! It hits you. Life is full of miracles and adventures and incredible happenings that have the capacity to take your breath away and leave you feeling so sated, life before pales in comparison to life now.

C.C. and I drove Alexis and our grandson, Thurlow, to the airport last night for their journey home. It was bittersweet. Spending the last week with him has been a beautiful journey of laughter, joy and Love. Knowing he is going home with a mother who loves him so deeply and to the welcoming arms of his very excited father helps soften the sadness of their departure and though there is distance between us, I carry him in my heart.

The only two creatures in our home this morning who were happy for the quiet were Beaumont and Marley. Both furry kids had their noses slightly out of joint at all the attention paid to the bundle of joy called Thurlow. Marley disappeared into the furnace room throughout the day, coming up at night when the coast was clear to sleep on our bed. Beaumont ventured a couple of licks of Thurlow’s feet, but aside from that, he mostly gave him a wide berth.

It is stunning to watch my beautiful daughter as a mother. She is soft and gentle, caring and relaxed. She takes everything in her stride, singing and cooing to her son as she cuddles and feeds him. She moves with his flow, timing her actions to his needs. She is amazing.

It was also incredible to watch my mother as she met her Great Grandson. She was so excited and thankful to be able to have the privilege to be here to meet him and told him she is looking forward to watching him grow. She turns 96 in August and is hoping Alexis will bring him back to wish her Happy Birthday. I hope so too!

In the meantime, I shall revel joyfully in this state of blissful YiaYa-hood and savour each video call and photo my daughter sends.

Life is good.

 

 

 

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 “Life is grandson good!

  1. So precious. Congrats all around!,

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  2. Incomparable fun and enjoyment being a gdad and Omi in our house. Now there are three grandkids and they are all precious and wonderful. We are always blown away by how much we enjoy them. PHLOW on Louise and enjoy each and every moment. They grow up very quickly. It seems like it was last week that Max our first was born and he will be 7 in July. He has a little brother Charlie who is almost a month old and his lovely cousin Julia is eight months old.
    Enjoy and savour. Namaste.

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    • Thank you John! Charlie’s mother’s name wouldn’t be Giselle would it? Wouldn’t that be amazing if it is — Charlie and Giselle came to visit while Alexis was here with Thurlow. NOw that would be PHLOW!

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  3. Beautiful photo of three stunning women and one fine young gentleman!

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  4. Beautiful! Beautiful!! Wow, Louise 😁😁 I am so happy for you. And it is undeniable that the three of you are related!! Sweet Blessings 💜

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