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I Hope Hugs Come Back

I’m a hugger.

Are you?

An arm around ya, pull you in when we randomly start to cry looking at grandma’s handwritten recipe frames in my kitchen.

A photo of a mom and daughter hugging in the kitchen.

A wrap my arms around you and just hold you until you start to sob and then keep holding on so that even if you crumple up, no longer able to stand I can hold you.

A tight squeeze your guts out because I love you that much.

A meet you anywhere for the first time and pull you in close because now we’re friends, even if just for a moment.

Hugs Heal

There’s something healing about a hug. Actually, physically, mentally, emotionally healing about arms wrapping around someone.

I Hope Hugs Come Back

I hope hugs come back. Good ones. The wrap-your-arms-around-someone’s-neck-and-express-how-good-it-is-to-see-them-again-because-you-consider-them-a-friend-and-loved-one kind.

But I’m afraid it might need to be a conscious decision by you and me.

So if you see me shopping, expect a glance and smile In your direction and one day, I expect a greeting and a hug. ❤️ I’m serious.

I’m a hugger.

We Will Get Back to Hugs

One day we will get back to hugs. In case you’ve forgotten, one day we will.

Until then, if you’ve had a hurting week or day like I had yesterday, some hugs got me through, so while I am not in the same room with you, I hope you know you’re not alone. And I’d hug you, as long as you needed.


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About the authors

carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • you are the most genuine person!

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    • Thank you so much Tammy! I’m sure trying to be!

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  • Love what you shared on hugs! I’m also a hugger & feel so cold not getting to just hug when I meet a new friend or see an acquaintance! This has to end soon! We aren’t being able to fully express ourselves showing how much we care for others.
    Love your recipes!!

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    • Amen to all of that! And thank you so much for the support!

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Our Family’s Christmas Favorites! 🎄