Tuesday, June 26, 2012
My mother gave me this years ago. I love it and when I was going through some papers I found it.
She used to come down to visit me 3 or 4 months a year during the winter and we enjoyed each other so much.
Her favorite thing to do down here was to go to the farmer's market. She bought fruit and veggies and took some to a neighbor. This is what she did when we were kids and we grew a garden. Her only outing was to go down the road to a neighbor's
to take them produce.
My mother didn't give many hugs until she got older but she did give a lot of love.
One day she told me "You never hug me". That was when I was grown and she was in a nursing home. I told her I was not brought up to hug. I started hugging her each time I went North. I love hugs.
Now here is the poem she gave me on
It's wondrous what a hug can do. A hug can cheer you when you're blue.
A hug can say "I love you so" or "Gee I hate to see you go."
A hug is "Welcome back again!" and "Great to see you! or "Where've you been?"
A hug can sooth a small child's pain, and bring a rainbow after rain.
The Hug! There's just no doubt about it, we scarcely could live without it.
A hug delights and warms and charms, it must be why God gave us arms.
Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, sweet for sisters, swell for brothers
And chances are some favorite aunts love them more than potted plants.
Kittens crave them. Puppies love them, Heads of state are not above them.
A hug can break the language barrier and make the dullest day seem merrier.
No need to fret about the store of 'em, the more you give, the more there are of 'em.
So stretch those arms without delay and give someone a hug today.
I send my Spark friends lots of