The Hug

love is patient image


She came running in the door hysterical.

She was sobbing.

She was clearly upset.

She was only eight.


I was working hard to make use of the daylight hours.

I was exhausted.

I had so much more to do.

I was not in the mood for this.


God said be patient.

He said talk to her.

He said be gentle.

She just needs you.


I knelt in front of her.

My mouth stopped.

He said “Just a hug”.


Her body melted against mine.

Time passed.

Her sobbing stopped.

Giggles. Joy.