I was photographing the babies running around on the grass at a park when Capri began walking and then running towards me. Even though the camera was in front of my face, she burst into a run with her arms outstretched to give me a hug.
Capri walked along and watched her footing
and then she noticed me.
She began to pick up speed
until she broke into a run
with arms outstretched
and giggled with abandon
until I dropped my camera and melted into her embrace.
The hug of a toddler is rejuvenating to the soul. After I experienced this powerful hug, I wondered when I last ran towards someone I love, threw my head back and giggled while I gave them an incredible embrace. Sure, I hug the babies throughout the day but Capri reminded me how to really hug. One of the joys of being a Mom for me is when the babies teach me not to be such a grown up. I should giggle with abandon and hug like a toddler. I would love to hear from you. As always, comments are welcome.