We’re on a one word devotional for encouraging moms and our word for the week is “Embrace”.
2. a. To surround; enclose: We allowed the warm water to embrace us.
b. To twine around: a trellis that was embraced by vines.
“I wished she’d never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me.”
― Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted
As a mom of a three year old I am reminded daily how much our children want to be held. My eldest will often wake from a nap, look up at me and say, “You can hold me.”
I read recently that sometimes when a child behaves badly a comforting hug can often do more than scolding or punishment. In my own experience I have found this to be true with my two little ones. Just holding my three year old and talking to him in a soothing voice does more for the situation then getting upset with him.
A short video to encourage you in the word “Embrace.”
As an adult I find great comfort in receiving a hug from a friend or family member. “Touch is so vital that therapist and author Virginia Satir stated that human beings need four hugs a day for survival, eight hugs a day for maintenance and 12 hugs a day for growth.”