I received a hug from God tonight.
It happened to be as I was tucking my son into bed,
Wrapping my arms, I hugged him so tight.
All while giving him a kiss on the forehead.
He laid under the covers looking ever so little,
All this week I felt nothing but brittle.
My son looked up at me, a glisten in his eyes,
Next month he’ll be four,
How the time flies.
I made my way over toward the bedroom door.
I love you so much, I said to him,
I love you too mommy, he said in a squeak,
He then asked if I could come near,
I did so, and he gave me a kiss on the cheek.
Water then rolled down in the form of a tear.
It was just what I needed in that very moment,
In my heart, I wish for postponement.
A moment so sweet, I know I will cherish,
For I will love him ’til the day that I perish.
I knew then, that God had reached down,
To give me a hug, erasing my frown.
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