Good morning dear Reader.....Sitting on the couch last night cuddling one of my puppies my mind wandered back to when the boys were little. I realised that I miss those cuddles they used to give me. For those of you who have children of your own, you will know what I mean....For those who don't, you have probably experienced that lovely cuddle from a little niece or nephew or a friends child.
I miss that Koala Bear type cuddle that only a new-born baby can give.....that beautiful sweet-smelling, soft, tiny curled up little body that you have miraculously given birth to lying in your arms totally dependant on you. The warmth and love you feel is amazing.....Your arms may get tired but you don't want to let go even when they have fallen asleep.. I miss that cuddle!
Then they start crawling and walking and their little arms raise up for you to pick them up and they cuddle into you and then sit back and look into your eyes and touch your cheek or pull at your mouth and smile at you....Then they cuddle you again.....Priceless....I miss that cuddle!
Then they get their own rooms and every morning they run and jump on you as you sleep and they wake you up and cuddle you fiercely as you slowly come to.....They continue to jump all over you and then they hop under the covers with you and cuddle you again and sometimes drift off to sleep with you......I miss those cuddles!
Then they grow older and start kindy. You pack their little lunch box and their bag for them and drive them to kindy and they hug you quickly and they rush into the kindy because they are so excited....You pick them up a few hours later and they hug you so hard because they are excited to see you and they have so much to tell you........I miss those hugs!
Then they go to school and for the first couple of years they will still give you a hug to say goodbye and hello again after school, but now they can't be seen to be cuddling Mum or Dad by their friends...At night though, sitting on the couch watching Television after dinner they give you lovely cuddles as they talk incessantly about their day.....I miss those cuddles!
Then High School comes and the cuddles have almost stopped.....you are lucky to get a peck on the cheek and if you try to cuddle them, they look at you as if you have the plague and they look around quickly to make sure no one is watching......Funny! You still get a quick hug sometimes.....I miss even those quick moments....
Now they are grown up and although they will give you a lovely hug and a kiss when they see you, it's not the same as when they were little......There are no spontaneous cuddles anymore. They no longer just hold you and look deeply in your eyes and you look at them in wonder knowing that they love you unconditionally...You still know that they love you, but that beautiful chubby little being that cuddled you at the drop of a hat, no longer exists....In it's place is a grown up man, whom you love fiercely still, who will one day have a child of his own and realise just how special that cuddle was......
Boy, I really miss those cuddles!
Hi, At 59 I am just finding my feet in the world...So exciting! I have learnt a lot over the years.....gone from being extremely hard up to living a very comfortable life and loving every single minute of it.......My boys are grown up and living good lives themselves and I am so proud of them.......I have the best husband in the world (most of the time anyway....hahaha) and I have 3 dogs who I just adore and they adore me...... I try to live by my motto ......"Be like the sun....let your warmth shine through always"