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Thursday, October 10, 2013


I desire-enjoy-relish---a really good hug.  One of the things I have noticed about the Big City--they are not overly HUGGY people.  I asked Camille had she noticed this and her reply was that she had not thought about it until I brought it up--but yes she had found the same thing.  Perhaps it is "Stranger Danger"--or perhaps an abundance of caution since Heaven knows we never understand where others are coming from.  I am learning to accept it and do a great deal of hand shaking. 

I manage to get some hugs though---when I visit the grands.  Elliot ALWAYS comes running with arms open-a huge smile on his face and yelling YUYU! as he hugs my knees.  I LOVE a knee hug---I can not get down fast enough for him to grab my neck---so he grabs what he can reach--my knees.  He is a sweetie!  Henry is a different story---he is "Too Cool For School" at 4!  I can get a hug--but it has to be his idea and in his perfect time--that is OK--I will take what I can get.  POOR Collin---he gets wrapped up in hugs & kisses without the ability to protest--except for the squirm to get down.

We all have an inborn desire for community and in my world--I have a need for touch.  I miss all the warm hugs I would get/give on a daily basis in R.  God created us with this desire to touch and be touched--but we cannot physically touch Him---Interesting.

What I have learned is that the warmth of His very presence can wrap me in better than a hug.  Knowing beyond ANY question that he is with me---feeling His closeness wrapping me in His very essence---Love.

Today I am thankful for the joy of hugs!

"You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

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