2 Hugs And Several Kisses

When things are taken away, you then realize the importance of their worth. Such is the feeling of being hugged and hugging someone. Ever since I lost most of my upper body abilities, I haven’t been able to give someone a hug. I haven’t been hugged in a long time as well. My family is not the touchy type of family. Don’t get me wrong, we love each other a lot but we’re just not like that.

My dad and mom hug each other but that’s them. That’s normal for husband and wife.

I miss hugging someone and being hugged. So today was certainly a great day. I got not just one hug but two. Chris came by to visit today. We spent a few hours looking at pictures and talking. Before she left she gave me a hug. I asked her if she’d help me give her one too. She took my arms and put it around her, for a brief instant I was able to give her a hug. I tried to hug as hard as I could, I can’t say it was that hard but it felt good to be able to give her a hug. It’s hard to understand how it feels. It just feels great. There’s a warmth that is felt from a hug. Love, reassurance, a sense of home, comfort, etc..

The second hug I got was totally unexpected. Tina is from SFC. We became friends about a month back, although I’ve met her long before that. We became friends. Tonight we had a joint Household meeting here at my place. For the uninitiated, a Household is a core group in Singles For Christ. When we finished the meeting, she came up to me, sat beside me and we proceeded to chat. She’s a warm, nice and kind girl. When it was time to leave, she thanked me for hosting the meeting, gave me a hug and kissed me on the cheek. Now the kiss is not something uncommon. It’s a normal greeting here in Manila and Singles for Christ for that matter. The hug was a welcome surprise though. That was something I really appreciated.

Of course I got several kisses from the other members. But like I said that’s a normal greeting. However normal it may be, it’s always welcome. A kiss on the cheek is always good. 🙂

9 Replies to “2 Hugs And Several Kisses”

  1. gud evening. Im johanna, an industrial pharmacy student from UPmanila. I wrote because as part of our curiclm, we will be having a physiology convention on oct 4. My group was assigned to discuss pompe disease. We are having a litlle prob with the information. I was wondering if you can send us a video of urself talking bout wat its like having pompe’s disease. We will be showing it if ever during the convention. sana po pumayag kayo… (‘’,)

  2. I have to agree with you. Hugs and kisses are some of the things that bring comfort to me. I grew up in a family that rarely show any affection that’s why I feel so awkward whenever I’m hugged. But I have to admit it’s one of the nicest and sweetest things one can do for me! 🙂

    So, here’s “a hug and a kiss on the cheek” for you, Dickoy! Heehee. 🙂

  3. hi… i was really touched by your story…and i admire you for your effort to live a normal life. I am on the other side of the story, i’ve been taking care of my sick husband for 13 years now (had acute MI, after coma, he lost part of his memory until now)… and he lost interest in lving… SALUDO talaga ako sayo… Hope you co ntinue to inspire other people… I also work (IT also)

  4. kuya dikoy..ur still lucky i guess that you have your family supporting you all the way..im so curious about pompe disease.this is the first time i heard that..just read from newspaper.and im curious anong itsura nang pompe patients..maybe ill just ask my cousin about this.shes a doctor.sana ma meet kita kasi i have a lots of questions in my head not about pompe,but about how you handle things,and how you make the most of your life..knowing you have pompe.is that curable?

    im from cebu.a college student taking up information management..i wish you i could meet you in person…

    thank you and god bless..

    god is always with us..

  5. thank you for sharing your story. through it you are able to hug a greater number of people. stay strong and faithful. and this response is also my hug to you. keep it tight. keep all the messages tight, they are our prayers for you. you bring hope in your simplicity. Nothing can take that away.

  6. A hug from a friend is something I always treasure. It makes my gloomy day better if not best. 🙂 MAkes me feel well loved and appreciated.
    I don’t know you personally dickoy but I know your HUGE heart deserves this Huge hug. =)

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