Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Family Hug

Dorcas writes in Life in the Shoe about those mushy moments that younger couples share that may wane as people are married longer and longer. As always, she has such a way with words, writing "one learns to be knit together in mind and heart in many ways by the time you've been together 24 years, even if you forget to intertwine fingers."

Whenever hubby and I manage to steal a little kiss or hug or even a surreptitious bum grope behind the kitchen counter and away from little eyes, the kids' radars seem to go off. Wherever they are in the house, they come running grinning from ear to ear and shouting "Family Hug!!!!!" They pile into us, forming a circle facing inwards and squeezing us all together. Maybe someday they will turn their heads away with teenagerish expressions of disgust and excessive eye-rolling. Maybe they will think it just plain wrong for us older folks to embrace, but right now I love the way that they embrace us instead.


Stella said...

I tagged you! :)

Is this the same thing you did, like two years ago? I'm too lazy to look back and see.

VoiceInTheWilderness said...

This is a beautiful photo of your family. Your son looks so much like you!