Hugs, Kids, love, Love-Fest, smiles

(ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”)ใฃ โ™ฅ Sweetness โ™ฅ ๐Ÿฌ Too Cute Not To Share!

So Sweet!

Today my daughter Sivanna, who is now 14, shared with me a paragraph she wrote for one of her online class assignments.

Aria is 4 and is Sivanna’s great niece.

Princess Aria

This is what Sivanna had to say to the question “What is something that always puts a file on your face?”

Sivanna’s answer:

“Something that always puts a smile on my face is Aria. Aria is my 4 year old great niece. Every time I see her, her face lights up. Whenever she sees me she has a huge smile on her face and runs up to me and gives me a big hug. That always makes me smile. She is always so cute and whatever she does makes me smile. Whether the way she talks or when she dances, or how she is so sweet and shares with me. Everything she does makes me smile and I love her. But I can’t see her right now because of quarantine.”ย 

โ™ฅ I thought this was so sweet. โ™ฅ

While I was looking for Aria’s picture for this blog post, I found one of when my Sivanna Rose was little. So cute too!

โ€œHugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.โ€

โ€“ Diana, Princess of Wales

We can’t wait to hug you again soon Aria….

โ€œThe soul is healed by being with children.โ€

โ€“ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Hugs, love, On Life & Death

Never Too Big or Old to Hug or Cuddle

This morning my 13 year old daughter came to lay with me in bed before she started getting ready for school. She said she was sleepy and just wanted to sleep more. I told her to rest and I cuddled her. I drank in the moment and I embraced her with my arms and my heart. โค

I started thinking about how much I was enJOYing holding her and I started thinking, as a Mother does, that one day she will be too big to hold like this. And then I stopped myself and said “NO, she will never be too big or too old to hold in my arms!” My eyes are leaking as I type this.

I started thinking about the moments in life like this. My brother popped by our house briefly on Sunday and Sivanna, my daughter, and I, had a group hug with Uncle Ed. I call these ‘Love Fests’ now. Uncle Ed was only over for about 5 minutes to drop something off and I was rushing out to Sunday brunch but that ‘Love Fest’ made a difference in our day, in our life, and it will be a memory in the memory love bank.

I also thought about the older lady I heard speak at a fundraiser I attended last night. It was with the Comedian Medium. Jennie Ogilvie. Anyhow this lady talked about how she wished she had been able “to spoon” her husband when he was dying. This was not possible for many reasons such as the room being filled with children and people and that he was in too much pain to touch. This moved everyone in the audience I am sure. Later in the show Jennie, The Medium, beautifully made this lady see that she needed to see that she was there when he passed and to remember all of the kisses that they did have so to speak, and not to focus on the one they didn’t. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved that.

The sentiment of this lady wanting to spoon her husband, the man that was her partner before children, her LOVE, โค that was also a huge testament to the fact that we are never too old or too big to hold someone in our arms, or cuddle them, or hug them ….. or to simply LOVE them.