Hugs Allowed!

Our little Eastside family went to Phase Three for gathering and hugging on May 2nd, 2020. We had Dan, Jamie, Addy and Jaymison over for dinner on that Saturday. First things first…we got a good hug from Addy after she was out of her car seat and up the two steps to Gramps and Baba’s house.

Jaymison came in with his mommy and I wondered if he’d be willing to come to me after the many times we had seen him without responding to his little arms lifted up for me to pick him up. I was overjoyed (to tears) when he came right to me and then laid his sweet head against my shoulder and stayed there until it was time to sit down for dinner.

We had a nice dinner and then it was time to get re-acquainted with fun in the playroom. Jaymison is getting the “lay of the land” at our country bungalow.

Addy is a pro about all things here already.

Such a relief and joy to be together.

Thinking about this separation time and distancing time we are all having this morning and wondering about how special, amazing, glorious it will be when we finally see Jesus face to face? To behold His glory in person. Will we hug? Will we hold back and be in awe or will we run up and give Him a bear hug. Maybe both? The longer I live the more I’m looking forward to His appearing.

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.” Titus 2:11-14 (ESV)

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Hugs Allowed!

  1. So glad that you can finally interact like “normal people”!!! Your pictures are beautiful… such joy on everyone’s face. I am also Longing for the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ! Everyday, I think: “maybe Today!”. Our Blessed Hope (from Titus 2:13) becomes more precious each day. Linn from Western Washington

  2. You are ahead of us with socialising. I can imagine how precious it must be to be socialising with family members and the little ones again. Ours are all grown now, but just as precious and we miss our family gatherings. How wonderful it will be when we encounter the Lord Jesus face-to-face.

  3. This brought me to tears (no more like sobs). So happy for you and that your little JJ was so affectionate to you. We are still not at that point here but had a nice brief visit in the driveway on Mother’s Day. What a joyful day it will be to be able to hug again. Yes and thanks for the reminder of what a glorious day it will be when we meet Jesus!!! Stay well!

  4. Oh happy day, is right! What a grand reunion! I’m not sure when we will be that close to our loved ones again (we are all a little jealous), but I am glad my grands are older and can understand a little more of what is happening.

  5. Oh, Ellen. Your words have stirred my heart today! May I long for that glorious day! Thank you for that beautiful real life parable.

    So happy that you were able to reunite with part of your family and get those sweet hugs and precious moments!

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