Keep the hugs going..especially the elders and recently bereaved

Thursday, November 08, 2012

(((HUGS))) Group hugs are nice and so are the one-on-one type.
I am a hugging person and it is surprising how many different kind there are!!! I am blessed to have a full love tank and can hug so freely...
But I found a new kind YESTERDAY...
I have arthritis in my knees and find it very hard to get on them and then get up again but yesterday I went to visit a new widow and she is in an easy chair [quite elderly and rarely gets up from it.]
I always kind of hug her around her shoulders and kiss her forehead when I get there and when I leave but yesterday she burst in to tears when I did that and said..."thank you for hugging one ever does that anymore"...I just fell to my knees and hugged her around her waist and just stayed that way for what seemed like a long time and we wept words, just wept and hugged and she patted my back and shoulders and then I sat in the chair next to her and we blew our noses and and talked for two hours straight! She was feeling the loss of her dear husband's hugs and also recognizing that many older ones just don't get many hugs.
God is good - And you know, I didn't have any trouble getting up off my knees and no pain in them since then!!! Not that I can always do that, but I am going to try to be more sensitive to that need for personal touch, hugs and just sitting close to our loved ones. We all need our hugs!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • SAL1512
    How touching a story. The moments I miss most after Ben died are his hugs. He was a hugger. Now that he is a Christmas Angel, I can see him hugging others in heaven. It was just in his nature.
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    2003 days ago
    that is so nice that you visit with the elderly. You will be blessed for it! I get hugs from my Grandkids and my Mom not everyday but quite often and it is a great feeling of love and caring. Keep up the good work! Lucinda
    2013 days ago
    So awesome that you took the time to visit a dear elderly shut in....I can sorta relate since I live alone and often feel lonely.A hug is a great way to let someone know that you care for important..and you never know who may really need to receive one....
    You are such a special person...God is truly using you.

    2020 days ago
  • D-ABBY
    Wow. That is sad! Thanks for sharing and reminding us. And thanks for setting the example. HUGS!!! to you.
    2023 days ago
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