reaping the cost of solitude

Sunday, July 05, 2020

My daughter hugged me with all her might

Two days ago, I was dealing with a problem with my father and mother so I was constantly on the phone with my siblings trying to figure out our next steps. I was visibly troubled and my wife and daughter noticed.

Out of the blue one night, my daughter (5 yr old) came to me and with a worried look said "Papa, let me hug you." And she just hugged me real tight. She was literally squeezing me and trembling as she used all her strength as if doing so will drive the problem away. 

"Everything will be alright, papa." That was the first time she ever comforted me and the first time she hugged me like that. It's a memory I will cherish forever. Later I found out my wife told her to hug me.

Hug someone tight today. It works.