"We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth."
—Virginia Satir, family therapist.
Today I dropped Max off at Preschool. He is always so excited to go to his school. Sometimes he doesn't even want me to walk him in to his class. As I pulled the door to leave my little boy (okay, he's not so little, but he is still little to me :))I noticed a little tug on my shirt. I thought to myself I really don't have time for this today. I was sure he was having one of those "I don't want anything or anybody but my mommy moments. " To my surprise my tough superhero just needed one last hug. I felt the warmest feeling of love. Hugs work! His teacher followed him out as he turned to go back to his class she said, "You just needed one last hug?" I'm sure I needed that one last hug even more than Max did today.
I love my one last hug!