It’s funny… it just hit me. Today is 6 months till the wedding. Oh boy!
And I’m so excited and so nervous and sooo looking at the to-do list. 🙂
But really, I can’t wait. I can’t wait to make this amazing man my husband and be with him for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to have children with him. I can’t wait to be old and wrinkly sitting next to him in rocking chairs reminiscing about our life together. I just plain can’t wait.
So on that wonderful note, the small change that I will be focusing on this week is the power of touch… cuddling to be exact.
Having studied child development in school, I knew that touch was important for infants to bond with their parents, but until now I never realized how important it was for adults, and couples specifically.
Touch is amazing. Touch is what we need, what we crave, what gives us a renewed sense of humanity every single day. Touch is not an option. And when it comes to a relationship, touch is vital. (Make sure to check out the links shared here, they have some amazing information.)
But I also know that in our day to day lives, touch is not always our number one priority. We don’t always work on making sure we connect with someone through touch. And we don’t always take the time to make sure we connect with our loved ones daily that way. It’s something that gets dropped, lost, crushed, forgotten, and abused. It’s time to take this essential back.
One amazing type of touch is cuddling. Cuddling is one of the most intimate types of touch, without entering into the realm of sexuality. Cuddling is putting your body right up against another’s feeling their breath, their heart beat, while at the same time they can feel yours. It’s a way to communicate your love and connection to someone without saying a single word.
My focus will be on making sure to connect through touch with the man that I will spending my life with. Your goal may include a different, but no less important, relationship that you would like to foster through touch. The focus here is to be aware of how necessary touch is and use it as a way to foster and nurture relationships of all kinds.
I wanted to end by sharing a poem that I wrote… here goes.
Give me your hand dear and I’ll give you mine.
Give me your heart dear and we’ll reach the divine.
Give me your hopes dear and I’ll keep them real close.
Give me your prayers dear and I’ll love you the most.
Look in my eyes dear and you’ll see my own dreams
Hold on to me tight dear, life’s not as it seems
We’ll weather the storm dear, together we’ll stay
As long as you’re near dear, just a touch away