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Hug Your Children Today

Today would have been my sons 31st birthday, but he died when he was 19. What I'm requesting is that everyone who has a child, a grandchild, or any child at all in their life, please hug them and let them know how special they are and that they're loved. Do you believe this is important to do?

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 ---sue on 1/4/07
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sue, although I don't have children, I want to express my deepest compassion towards you. I am sooo very sorry to hear of the loss of your son's death at 19. My heart truly goes out to you. (((huggs))). I will say a prayer for you today. What did he die from if I may ask?
---Donna9759 on 5/19/08

Yes it is very important. Also it is important to stop some of the things we think are so essential and put them aside to spend time with our children and loved ones. We often take them for granted thinking that we will spend time with them tomarrow or tne next day. But that day doesn't come. We need to just stop and go spend time because time is all that we really have to give to them to show our love and experience the joy of that love. I know that I am guilty of this but am working on it. Blessings
---jody on 6/4/07

absolutely important to hug your child or other gives a child comfort to know that you love and care for him/her. Love is Christ and without Christ, we dont have love..
---jana on 6/4/07

"Do you believe this is important to do?" --Most certainly! Godly discipline goes hand in hand with love. It is good to let little ones(and the grown up ones too) know how much they are loved, not only by Mommie and Daddie, but Jesus! Sue my heart goes out to you, and I will do what you requested thinking of people who have gone through what you have. God Bless You dear one!
---Mrs._Morgan on 6/3/07

Oh too often do we let the moment of anger get inbetween our loving feelings toward others. I am a sinner of this and I am constantly examining myself to let go of anger and to forgive. I think I am getting better because I feel so much more at peace. Love our babies! Love our family! Love our friends! Love our husbands! Let love live in our hearts and it will shine in our lives and into other's lives. Our blessed Son of God gave us this gift.
---Pat on 1/19/07

It is very, very important to hug your children and tell them constantly that you love them. It is vital for their mental health and their general well-being, also their self-esteem. It is so important. I grew up not knowing what it was like to be hugged by either of my parents, and they never told me they loved me. The ramifications of that are serious. I struggle even today with God's love to me because of that. Bless you Sue.
---Helen_5378 on 1/18/07

I think telling your kids that you love them and giving hugs is the right thing to do. I never let my kids leave out of the house without a hug or I love you. You never know what life holds for you. I want my kids to know that I love them and that a hug means alot. I do the same with my husband too. They all do the same. To hear them words and to feel them hugs is the greatest thing!!!!
---debbie on 1/18/07

i agree with you so much, i lost one grandson of 5 years, and since then it has been so hard to deal with i see his smile every where i go, i know he lives in my heart, right now he is up in heaven waiting for the rest of his family to join him, hes our angel for now watching over us, so is your son watching over his family..we will all see them again in time, in God's time..
let God give you that comfort and peace of knowing that..
---mary on 1/17/07

My freind, with 3 sons, was visited by his brother, over from Australia, with wife & 3 daughters.
Brother & wife went to party, and were killed in a car crash. My friend became instant father to his 3 nieces.
The really tragic thing was that the youngest daughter had a paddy and refused to kiss her parents as they left for the party.
Yes always hug ...
---alanUKquent64534 on 1/5/07

I;m sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.
I very much believe in hugging children. I massaged my three after baths, and hugged them all the time. Now they are 34, 33, and 28, and they are all (((huggers))). It is very comforting, and makes you feel special:)
I have two Grands, and we all (((hug))) them too.
---lynet on 1/4/07

I recently attended a Compassionate Friends meeting, as my sister and I are grieving my brother's death in October. They are primarily to help people who have lost children, and if you have not been to one, I suggest you check them out. They are worldwide. My mother is grieving terribly these days.

I miss my kids. They all live out of town and I get to see them rarely. I do tell them how much I love them regularly.
---Madison1101 on 1/4/07

Yes, i agree with you totally. There can not be any pain worse than losing a child. As a mother and grandmother, my children and grandchildren are so very precious to me. I am sorry for your loss and pray God will strengthen you more each day.
---carol on 1/4/07

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