The Power of Touch


As I open my eyes I find you looking at me to see when I’ll wake up. You stroke my cheek with your chubby little fingers and give me a smile brighter than the light streaming into the room. “Get up Mama!” signals the start of the day.

You’ve been playing in the garden and you’ve hurt your hand. You come to me with tears in your eyes and ask me to make it OK. I rub and kiss your hand until the pain goes away. You then ask me to hold you. As I lift you into my arms I marvel at how big you’ve become.

You were such a tiny baby as I held you for the first time. You looked at me with those big round eyes and as I stroked your hand with my finger you curled your fingers around it as if to tell me you knew who I was.

My family would remark “You’re not holding him correctly!” not knowing that for a baby who would wriggle so much, it was the only way to hold you. Even now you cannot sit still unless of course someone is reading to you.

And now you’re so big that you want me to put my hands up higher when you do a high five. You can still jump up and reach me.  We hold hands with teddy and sing Ring-a-ring-a-roses and when we all fall down you lie flat on the floor.

It’s raining and it’s such a novelty that you run outside to feel the rain on your hands. Till it stops you’re content to make snowmen out of your play dough. I watch as you roll the dough in your little hands. You use the pencil to make the snowman’s eyes.

Now you have your apron on and you’re clutching the paint brush and painting snakes on the cardboard. In the end you abandon the brush and just dip both your hands in the paint. It’s more fun that way. And the most fun is when you wash your hands and get to play with the water.

school_washing handsBut the very best moment of the day is when you leave your play to come to kiss me and hug me. You always kiss both cheeks and I just love your tight hugs!

Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch

  1. A Hug of Grace | Katherine’s Daughter
  2. Memories Through Touch | Anniemation Floe
  3. The Power of Touching Your Eel | Zakc Head
  4. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Under the Monkey Tree
  5. Walk away | Bullet holes in the wall
  6. Texture | The Magic Black Book
  7. texture | yi-ching lin photography
  8. some textures | y
  9. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Awl and Scribe
  10. Touch of Power – Madiba | મન ની વાત
  11. Memories in Stone | Finale to an Entrance
  12. Touch | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  13. Where is Nemo? | Foto Challenge
  14. Good Wood | The Jittery Goat
  15. Great Balls of Fire! | The Novice Gardener
  17. Madhura’s Musings
  18. a head bump, if you will. Bloody brilliant! | thoughtsofrkh
  19. The Power of Touch: When Mom Braided My Hair | Javagrrl Cafe
  20. The Lurker’s List | Power of Touch Through Giving Love
  21. Evocative | Active Army Wife
  22. Textured Brownies (mini chocolate bites) | A Crazy Chef
  23. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch « cognitive reflection
  24. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | THE WRITE PLACE…
  25. Inay | The Mockingbird in Me
  26. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  27. Mother’s Touch | crookedeyebrows
  28. Daily Prompt: Touch/Texture | This, that and the other thing
  29. The Eucalyptus Tree | Flowers and Breezes
  30. Sensory Experences | Kansa Muse
  31. I Wanna Go To Starbucks for Adult Conversation
  32. Wet, Fresh, Alive | Life is great
  33. Daily Prompt: Power of Touch | Bowl of Rice
  34. The Touch and the Feel . . . | meanderedwanderings
  35. The Power of Touch | The Nameless One
  36. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity
  37. Birch Touch | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  38. What The Cat Dragged In | Just Visiting This Planet
  39. Floral Friday | Yellow Folds | puncta lucis
  40. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Basically Beyond Basic
  41. Texture: From a Wahine’s Point of View | Wahine Wednesdays
  42. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | angelamoody95
  43. Texture on the Beach | Someday I Will Learn
  44. Textures Abound | Mountains or Molehills
  45. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | The Fountain
  46. Texture | Exploring the world
  47. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Poetry
  48. The Jab of a Needle | A Buick in the Land of Lexus
  49. Untouched | Cheri Speak
  50. Daily Prompt: The Power of Physical Expression | One Starving Activist
  51. Like a Butterfly | Blue Loft
  52. The Power of Touch: Texture | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  53. Texture | My Conscious Self
  54. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch. | eBook Sharing
  55. Touching Bodies | Emotional Fitness
  56. The Tapestry of the Heart…..(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  57. Daily Prompt: The Power Of Touch | Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
  58. Warm Little Hands – Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Reinvention of Mama
  59. Don’t Hug Kids | Parents Are People Too
  60. Life is beautiful ! | Dreams to Reality !
  61. Fabulous Fur!! | Mary Angelini Photography
  62. As smooth as a baby’s butt | I am Lynn
  63. Touch Me, Stir My Fire – Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Mine to Do Over
  64. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch » My Life, My Way, My Words
  65. Daily Prompt: Texture | Tommia’s Tablet
  66. Daily Prompt : The Power of Touch | Mon beau manoir
  67. WP Daily Prompt 12-6-13: The Power of Touch | by LRose
  68. Daily Post: Texture | Destino
  69. Brush Stroke | Taking One Day At A Time
  70. Fluent tecture | Le Drake Noir
  71. The Power of Touch | Geek Ergo Sum
  72. Love is a Contrast | Ashes of Roses
  73. Samuel’s Way | Chasing A Dream
  74. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | thoughts and entanglements
  75. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | GG’s World
  76. Daily Prompt: Texture | dena’s good life
  77. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | UP! With Jesus
  78. Electric, Silk & Sadness: The Power of Touch – Compass & Quill
  79. texture – it’s a daily prompt | bodhisattvaintraining
  80. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | Kiss the Sky
  81. Dominggus Konda
  82. Daily Prompt: Textures | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  83. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | SIM | ANTICS
  84. The Texture of Your Heart… | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  85. Textures of the Day | Love in the Spaces
  86. Muddy River Muse
  87. The Power of Touch – Texture | That’s Life
  88. Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch | timzauto…. in search of the blond haired kid
  89. Textures of Clouds | Colours of the Wind – Photography
  90. Tree Huggers | The Daily 400
  91. Daily Prompt Challenge – Textures | soletusknow
  92. Never a dull moment in Death Valley | tjbarkerseattle

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