A Prescription to Touch


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I scored the best homework assignment! 

I don’t even know how it was addressed or how the pastor we meet with for our ‘marriage’ counseling managed to identify this area of need we have.  Lucky for me, our homework is a win win for me!

How special that we have a prescription… a REAL prescription from our counselor, to TOUCH. Something so simple practically moves the earth for me.

The power of emotion that is sparked when he reaches out and holds my hand.
The calm and comfort when his arm crosses my shoulders casually in church, meeting, or whenever sitting close enough.
The welcome of his kiss out of the blue.. for no reason at all.
To have the courage and encouragement to reach out to him and know that it is ok.
Being able to start and end every meeting with a hug… a real hug. Just breathtaking.

The list goes on. How embarrassing that something so simple which is so powerful can be so easily forgotten. Thank you for my prescription!!

Archbishop Sheen states: “There are only two words in the vocabulary of love: you and always. ‘You,’ because love is unique; ‘Always’, because love is enduring. No one ever said, ‘I will love you for two years and six months!’ That is why all the love songs have the ring of eternity about them such as, ‘Till the sands of the desert grow cold…’

We had to report on our homework assignment and I realized something incredibly shocking. My (ex) husband and I have held hands more often in the last two weeks than in the last two decades. So the grade is an A… but the revelation is kind of bittersweet.

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4 Responses to A Prescription to Touch

  1. Pingback: A Prescription to Touch | A Silver Garden

  2. CharleneMcD says:

    Touch, the first thing that leaves when a marriage is in trouble. I love your list, it is the little things like a simple holding of the hands or an unexpected kiss that let you know he still cares. I love those type of prescriptions. They encourage thinking outside of what has become the norm.

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