wings and things


on February 17, 2013

Everything else about today pales into insignificance compared to the hugs. I hugged Anthony when he was standing up and he let go of the walker and hugged me back. Then I hugged him while we were tackling his lunch and he pushed the food away and hugged me back. Then, as I was about to leave, I knelt down on the floor in front of his chair to kiss him goodbye and he enfolded me in his arms and gave me a bearhug. He brought my face into the hollow of his shoulder, kissed my hair, held me ferociously and whispered, “Jules, I love you so much.”

Usually the wasted muscles in his arms make hugging difficult, but not today! I am home now and can still feel that goodbye hug and I am trying very hard not to cry.

52 responses to “Hugging

  1. Oh Julie , I feel for you.

  2. Oh Julie, I’m glad he hugged you…reading this post brings a tear to my eye. HUGS

  3. bulldog says:

    Oh how wonderful… the power of love and a hug to go with it… demonstrates just how much he loves you Jules…

  4. I think this is one time it would be good to cry.

  5. beautiful moments – wrap them tightly in your memory

  6. I love hugs too – so happy you got to enjoy several today. They are very restorative. Even if they make you cry, they make you feel good about it.

  7. That would mean so much to you, Julie. Hugs to you from me <>.

  8. Nae's Nest says:

    I am so happy I read this today. It is a good reminder to help keep life in perspective. Hugs For Sharing

  9. What a mixture of tears they must have been…tears of happiness for the hugs and sadness as well for what it is…take good care of ‘you’….Diane

  10. mimijk says:

    Please don’t hold back the tears – I’m not..what a fabulous moment..

  11. Bear hugs are the best!
    E-hug to you!

  12. janeslog says:

    Cry if you want to. Don’t hold back. You got a hug from Anthony, remember?

  13. That is so beautiful!

  14. niasunset says:

    Oh dear Julie, this is beautiful, but I can feel you too. Let yourself to cry. Love, nia

  15. terry1954 says:

    this just ripped my heart open with happiness for you and Ants. God bless you both Julie

  16. FlaHam says:

    Julies, it is posts like this that fill my heart with joy, and bring a tear to my eye. It is truly amazing what love can do, and even more so when the heart is strong. You and Anthony are a wonderful couple, and you truly made do with each moment possible. Please take care, Bill

  17. You share a beautiful love. So sweet.

  18. Such a sweet sweet post. ♥♥♥ paula

  19. Kozo says:

    What a beautiful day, Julie. Hugs, love, and tears of joy. Here is one more for you–{{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  20. Lynda says:

    I love it when you have days like this!

  21. Anonymous says:

    That is powerful! Love conquers all.

  22. The power in human contact is AWESOME! Can’t help thinking the world would be a better place if we all hugged more.

  23. Fergiemoto says:

    That’s so wonderful and beautiful!

  24. sbcallahan says:

    what a beautiful day! so happy for both of you. i am sure hugging is just as important to him. i wonder how he felt as he drifted off to sleep. probably dreamed of hugging a beautiful girl that he loves dearly.

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