Week Eight: Hugs

8. Today, I will hug each of my children as many times as I serve them meals -- because children's hearts feed on touch. 
I'll look for as many opportunities to touch my children today as possible -- the taller they are, the more so. 

Hugs all around. Hugs for daddy. For brother.

Because we are hungry for love. And we shouldn't be afraid to touch one another.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not super comfortable with physical touch. I didn't grow up in a "huggy" family. I still feel anxious when someone puts their hand on my shoulder or moves close for a hug. But have you ever felt the complete abandon of a three-year-old's arms flung around your neck?

I love you
A bushel and a peck 
A bushel and a peck
And a hug around the neck
You bet your little neck I do

"Do you have a hug for daddy?" YES. *squeeze* Mmmm...

Lately, Ezra has been laying his head on my shoulder when he is tired. It speaks to me. "Mommy, you comfort me. I feel safe with you."
I love you baby.

This week, I have a hug for you, my dear sweet child. I will hug you all day.

Have you been following my series, The Three Months of Joy? I've based it on Ann Voskamp's work, the Parenting Manifesto of Joy. 
You can download a free printable for your very own. EnJOY!