Clingy Praise

Photo Copyright Ben Becker Photography 

Bronson hugs.

I know he’s a 4 month old, and I’m a new mom; so you’re probably dismissing my statement as false. But I’m right. He hugs.

His small chubby arm goes just across my shoulder while his other arm wraps around my neck. And every once in a while, he nuzzles into me. It’s adorable – a little baby Bronson hug. (And yes, he’s probably just hungry, but don’t go diminishing a proud mom’s enthusiasm.)

He hugs for the heck of it. He hugs when he’s tired. He hugs when he’s scared. And when he’s excited.

And every time he hugs, I feel like he thinks the world of me – like I’m even better than the lollipop he licked on Halloween.

It’s praise. Not cheesy. Not fake. Not forced. His clinging – it’s the best praise a mom could ask for.

I think God wants my arms around his neck. And maybe a dash of nuzzle thrown into the mix. Just for the heck of it, or when I’m exhausted. Or scared. Or thrilled.

Loving him with all my being – it looks a lot like a little blue-eyed boy clinging to his mom. And that – that is praise.

2 thoughts on “Clingy Praise

  1. Denise, Your talent with words never ceases to amaze me. 🙂 It was just what I needed to hear in one of the busiest seasons of my life. Bronson is a lucky little boy to have you as his mom.All the more blessings as the 3 of you continue this journey called life.

  2. Congratulations! He's adorable. A lovely shot. Our first grandson was born late September, on Rosh Hashanah. But he's way out on the east coast and we're in AZ. So I'll enjoy your little one in his place.Thanks for stopping by and commenting at Chrysalis today. I appreciate your wise thoughts about mentoring younger women.BTW, we spent the last 30 years of our lives in and around Seattle. Just moved to the sunshine this summer. Enjoy the green!Blessings, e-Mom ღ

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