My Kids give the best hugs ever. No fakey-phony kiss-kiss for them. A hug from any one of them wraps you up in an embrace that exudes love. My Deb and my Craig (yes, I am proprietary) arrived shortly after I finished barn chores and had gotten started on a pie crust and egg salad for lunch, and everything came to a screeching halt while I got and gave welcoming hugs. Bessie Anne said a quick hello to Deb, but she wasn't shy about going to Craig, her favorite "boy." The Kids had some extra days off for Veterans Day weekend and were sharing one with me. We worked together to make sandwiches and fries and I got an apple pie into the oven. Conversation flowed. Both Deb and Craig work hard at stressful jobs and it was grand to see them relax over the course of the afternoon. Too soon it was time for good-bye hugs and "Love you!" as they drove away.
Some days are just plain bad, some are so-so, some are good, and, if you're very lucky, some are the best. This was one of the best!