Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Long Distance Hugs SOLC 2013 #26 of 31

I remember the busyness and craziness of when my kids were little.  Rushing here and there, juggling schedules, kissing hurts, and celebrating joys filled my days.  I thought those days were hard, but now I realize that those days were easy.  When my kids were hurt, it usually involved a little Neosporin, and a bandaid topped off with a kiss and a hug.  It's not so easy now.

When our children grow up, we quickly realize that hurts require much more than a bandaid. Right now I want to reach across the ocean and give Annie a hug.  I think that would be good for both of us.


Thanks to Ruth and Stacey for hosting Slice of Life Challenge.   Check out their website to read more slices.

7 comments:

  1. Those days were easy - in comparison. All of it is hard when you love so much and they have pain.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes, it is hard - near impossible - to ease the hurts and challenges that come their way as they grow. There are times when I wish I could do more; however, I remind myself, and you, that what we did day after day for many years contributes to what they decide and how they react each day....hang in there mamma!

    ReplyDelete
  3. So right there with you. I hate long distance parenting. Especially when they are going through a hard time or when they just really need a hug. I spent part of this afternoon making and mailing an Easter basket because I am missing my long distance kiddo so much!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh I don't know what I would do! I am trying to convince my little man that he doesn't want to go on an out of state hunt with his dad. Can't stand him too far away!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So sweet to tell us so we can give you a hug too, Julie. I hope that hug for Annie helps both of you.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, I hope everything is okay with Annie. I love how you framed this slice - I'm in those days of a little bandaid and kiss and hug and everything is okay. I can't imagine what you're experiencing now so far away and the only thing you want to do is give her a hug.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It was a much needed hug. Thanks mom :)

    ReplyDelete

Please add to the conversation.