This morning I did a photo shoot for Make a Wish Foundation. Zac, our little golfer, walked into the studio and immediately announced that he was feeling shy; I gave him a few minutes to get comfortable.
While his Mom tried to coax him into one of the outfits (by telling him how cute he would look), he responded by crying he didn't want to be cute today.
I finally convinced Zac to follow me from the office to the studio to take a few shots. He really wasn't feeling it. After about 4 or 5 minutes, Zac calmly announced he needed a hug. I picked him up and he snuggled right into my neck and rested there for several minutes. It was the single best hug I have had in a very long time.
Zac is very articulate for a 3 year old. He was able to indentify and vocalize exactly what he needed. I think we could all do better in this department; I know I can. How often do I really just need a hug but instead focus on and ask for all the wrong things. It happened to me just this morning.
So, Katie, go ahead and borrow my clothes and take my make up. Sean, don't worry about the messy basement or the empty gas tank. I love you both and I am forever grateful that you are healthy, wonderful children.
And I want a hug when I get home today :)