17 December 2012

She Learns to Hug Us

2012 is the year Vera learned to hug us. She is coming to 5.

And it is such an incredible feeling.

Imagine this: You are carrying her, and she locks her arms behind your neck, and pulls you towards her face and smiles. Repeatedly. She can even give you a tight squeeze. With arms still locked, she rubs her chin fervently against your face in glee.

"Don't let me go" she says without words
I think she has learnt that hugging keeps us by her side for longer. And that it helps her to have something to hang on to for balance.

For us, a moment worth a thousand words
With a special child, the joys are usually simple ones. And perhaps these are the ones that truly matter.