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My Kids Hugging

September 17, 2010

Journaling Reads:
Just a few months ago, my little son, who is a seventeen months old, learned how to give hugs. His favorite person to hug is his older brother.

It has quickly become my favorite thing to photograph. I already have hundreds of pictures of the two of them hugging and I am pretty sure I will keep taking them for as long as they keep hugging.

I come from a culture where people touch a lot. We hug each other, we hold hands, we kiss each other on the cheek. When I first moved to the United States, I was amazed at how little people touch each other and I still feel sad about that so it makes me extra happy to see my boys hug. It is proven that hugging makes you feel happy and watching them hug makes me happy, too.

There are many downsides to having two kids instead of one. It’s a lot more work, the noise level is much higher and there’s the bickering. But watching them play together is a wonderful gift to me and watching them hug fills me with pure gratitude.

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  1. storykeeping permalink
    September 17, 2010 8:40 pm

    Watching your children show love to each other is a wonderful experience. Even when they are grown and out of your home, it is wonderful thing to see them help each other. Your photo is precious. How wonderful you could capture that moment.

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