It's a beautiful, sunny morning, and oddly the house feels empty. There can only be one reason why - hubby returned to work today. The boys love having him home but I reassured them he'll be back soon. Before leaving, hubby said he'd miss us, and departs with a hug and a kiss.
Over the holiday weekend, we found out J.P has allergies. We have yet to get him tested but we do know something is irritating him. He was quite puffy and Benadryl was his constant companion. No matter what the situation, J.P is still our little ray of sunshine. He makes us smile, and fill us with so much joy. He gives us the most hugs and kisses!
The other day, A.R was playing quietly with his new toy, and then out of the blue, he gave me a hug and a kiss. It took me by surprise. He's not as open and affectionate as he used to be. He outgrew all of that a long time ago. I almost choked up and cried when he embraced and kissed me. I asked him what was that for. A.R just looked at me, and answered me with a wide smile.
As for me, I give them as often as I can. I am, afterall, a mother. We comfort, dote, and encourage our children. But to have it reciprocated is precious and special.
It's amazing what a hug and a kiss can do!