Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Pure Love


When she was a  little girl, my eldest daughter loved to play, Wedding. Inevitably, she would be the bride and some erstwhile young playmate would be her groom. In her childhood fantasies, it was always about the dress and ceremony. The marriage was inconsequential.

As she grew into a woman, those memories of her childhood weddings gave us all cause for laughter until this day, two years ago, when she enacted out her wedding day, and we witnessed the beauty and wonder of Alexis and JM joining together in marriage.

That was two years ago today.

This past weekend, Alexis my eldest daughter, has been visiting with their 7 month old son, TJ. We were celebrating my mother’s 96th birthday, which in and of itself was perfect. To have four generations together. To be together as a family — both my sisters, and both my daughters and the son Alexis and her beautiful husband have brought into this world.

What could be more perfect?

Someone once said, ‘a picture’s worth a thousand words’.  In the English language there is only one word for Love. The Greeks were smart. They had at least four.

And even that doesn’t seem to be enough to describe how my heart feels.

I am beyond words. Beyond emotions. Beyond anything but Love.

Not just for having spent time with my grandson, but also for being witness to the wonder of my eldest daughter as she embraces and embodies the role of ‘mother’.

I am in awe. I am humbled. I am grateful.

She is all that I would have wanted for my grandson. And so much more.  She is pure Love.

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.

8 thoughts on “Pure Love

  1. I would love to see one of my daughters get married but doubt it will happen

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  2. I’m so happy for you! Enjoy the heck out of it, sister! 😘😘😘

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  3. Just thinking … shouldn’t celebrating your mom’s 96th birthday be a part of this post? I’m seeing so much appreciation and love for the new and up and coming generation, but not much for the past. When we keep looking to the future, it’s easy to overlook the lessons from the past. It feels out of balance to me. But that’s just me 💕 it’s so lovely that you have the love and connection with your daughters and the future is filled with hope.


    • Thanks for this comment Val. I had thought of including all of it, but am working on keeping my blogs short and focussed. 🙂 What you say is so true — that it’s important to celebrate lessons learned along the way as well. In this instance, I wanted to focus on the ‘now’ of what was filling my heart — I think because I’d celebrated with my mother and sister on mom’s actual birthday, I overlooked writing more about it in the ‘now’. 🙂


  4. So true. There is a world inside of us where we are accepted unconditionally.


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