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Adrian H. Wood, PhD

He Finally Hugged Me

He Finally Hugged Me

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Adrian Wood Comments (4)


He did. He hugged her. In a moment of reprise perhaps, but it was a hug, an exertion of physical touch from the tow headed boy to his older sister. It is she who longs to hold the key to his heart, though he has been reluctant to gift it to the sister that is far too needy in her affection.

On this day, they ran on the green in front of the old courthouse and he chased and captured her, again and again. He ran fast for him and she would fall and await his embrace. Perhaps more like a tackle, but it was enough to count and she crowed in delight.

He hugged me! He's hugging me! Mommy, he hugs me! He finally hugged me.

I knew he would, I knew he would, I knew he would, she said, and in those moments, her joy was complete.


Newsletter Signup commented on 11-Jan-2017 07:35 PM
Your posts make my heart sing!

Thank you for sharing. These blogs make my day, Our grandkids have two fabulous friends wh are special needs....I love how kids are so accepting and "normal" with their friends! My grandkids are my teachers, Grace and love to you and your family!
Mamie commented on 11-Jan-2017 08:44 PM
What an immense step! I'm forever amazed at the joy we glean from those everyday moments others take for granted. I used to do the same until Amos became a gift to each of us; a reminder that life holds immeasurable laughter and lessons. ❤, Moi
Dana commented on 12-Jan-2017 06:40 AM
Heart-warming ;-)
So fun!
Newsletter Signup commented on 12-Jan-2017 10:22 AM
Adrian I love your stories. I love your transparency and the fact that you do not hide the good or the bad but write refreshingly honest day to day happenings. I admire your strength and your courage to share everything..... love n hugs gigi

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