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.