Special hugs are the best medicine!

Yesterday I had a really, really sore shoulder. I don’t know what happened – initially I thought it was related to my asthma as I sometimes get odd aches and pains when it’s playing up (which it is at the moment – I have the lung function of a 69yr old) and it was really hurting to breathe.  

The pain got worse as the day went on but I started to find I had restricted movement – I couldn’t turn my head to the left or hold my head up straight without pain.  I thought perhaps I’d pulled something whilst trying to push the pram one handed. By the time Dave got home from work I was really struggling.  He went off on a mission for me to get paracetamol and some pain relief gel and thankfully I noticed a difference quite quickly.  

I had explained to Ben and Chloe that I had a very poorly arm and that they needed to be careful as it was hurting me. Ben offered to give me a “special hug” to make me feel better.  He realised that his hug hadn’t really worked and that I was still in pain so he told me “My special hug will have soaked in by the morning and you’ll feel better” – I could have cried.  

I went to bed dosed up on pain killers fully expecting to feel much worse this morning as I though my neck and shoulder would stiffen over night but guess what? I woke almost pain free! Maybe my little boy’s hugs are magical after all!    



  1. January 29, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Aww!! How sweet….I always seem to feel better after a hug from my girls!
    Glad you're feeling a bit better x

  2. January 29, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Oh such a sweet post! What lovely, caring children you have x

  3. February 2, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    It worked – that's great and nice to get hugs from the children too.

  4. Maddy@writingbubble
    February 3, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    That's incredibly sweet! What a lovely boy.

  5. February 3, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    Oh how sweet! If only life were that simple!

  6. February 3, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    I think he certainly may have magic hugs!! i think you need to bottle them! i do have to say though what a lovely thoughtful boy he is x

    thanks for linking up with #Magicmoments x

  7. Sara Murray
    February 4, 2014 / 2:20 am

    That is just the sweetest thing, so adorable 🙂

  8. katefever
    February 4, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    What a special cuddle that was – he's going to make someone a great husband! 😉

  9. February 6, 2014 / 11:04 am

    Adorable! It's really heartwarming when your little ones show love like that!

  10. February 17, 2014 / 6:36 am

    I agree – hugs are the best medicine !

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