What's it like to Hug Your Mother?

Oxford, England
October 10, 2008 12:15pm CST
I often ponder that question. After losing that 'bond' that you have with your mother, through the involvement of a stepfather, I was never able to fully trust my own mother with something so delicate as a yound lad's deepest feelings. Now, decades on, I often wonder how it feels. Please do not misunderstand, I am comfortable in material terms, and there will always be countless people worse off than I will ever be. But, how do you feel when you hug your mom? Tell me ... I forgot.
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@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Hi gran. That makes me think and ask my self too. What's the feeling of hugging my mom? I can't remember when was the last time my mom and I hugged. My mom spoiled me a lot but I can't even remember the last time I gave her a hug. Even when I left Philippines, I do not think I gave her the last hug. I am not a showy type of person when it comes to emotion with my parents. But I have to make sure that when I go back in Philippines, I will give my mom a bear hugs!
• Oxford, England
11 Oct 08
Hello there jstmarfz, I read a little from you yesterday - just finished house work, gonna spend all day on myLot etc. Regards what you say about hugging your mom next time you visit the Philippines, I hope that you do exactly that. I'm sure that you will feel a whole lot better for it, and your dear mom too. Thank you for your comment, GTG
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Hey GT, I had to search for you. You are not on my friends list anymore. Did you delete me? I hope we are still friends. I went to your site and your avatar was missing. What's going on? Well, to answer your question, it's a very warm and special feeling. Being one of nine kids, my mother was not much of a nuturer. I'm not sure if it was because she had so many kids but, she never did much one on one hugging. When I read your question, I had to think for a moment. The last time I remember her hugging me was when I was leaving to go back home to California after visiting her here in Florida. She was fighting lung cancer and we both knew it would be the last time we would see each other. That's the only real hug that I remember. Thanks for reminding me of that moment. I just wish you could have had the Motherly love that you should have had. It's a very warm feeling. I now share that with my Son. Your Friend, leenie