I’m Sorry I Didn’t Hug You When I Had the Chance

hugsI’m sorry I didn’t hug you when I had the chance.

I’m not a hugger. It is a well-known fact. I have been taunted on TV about it, I have written about it, and I have been photographed in compromising hug situations. But now, since I cannot hug you all of you, a part of me actually wants to hug all of you.

After a few days into social distancing and self-imposed quarantine passed, I have realized a few things. Such realizations include:

I really like eating out in restaurants.
I enjoy crowds of people, especially crowds of children and friends.
I like talking to strangers about random things.
I like in-person meetings.
I like hearty handshakes.

And maybe it’s all the sugar and booze talking, but I miss people trying to hug me. I miss the banter of “I know you don’t like hugs, but this is happening anyway.” I miss hearing the laughs of my friends when a new person approaches me and comes in for a hug. I miss it all. Even the hugs.

I surely hope my longing for hugs isn’t one of the seven seals of the apocalypse. Again, it might just be my brain turning into a container of children’s aged slime, but I truly think it is more than that.

When this is all said and done, I don’t think we will ever take anything for granted anymore. And for me, that includes the persistent, uncomfortable hugs that those who love me force upon me.

I will welcome you will open arms.

Jessica Morgan
Jessica was born in the “Bold New City of the South" and loves her some Jacksonville. Not only is J-Ville the place where she was raised with her twin brother, but is it also where she met and married her super-handy hubby, Melvin. Together they have a lovely daughter named Lily and a very competitive son, Henry. Professionally, Jessica spends her days as the Activities Director at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club,- because her target audience is 5-11 year old children. Jessica has appeared on local television discussing topics ranging from Black Friday to couponing, - dirty hair, consignment sales and summer camps. Jessica enjoys showing up to parties in costume, Florida Gator Football, all things Disney, singing show tunes, making fudge, big ugly shelter dogs, reading Emily Post and writing in cursive. Keep up with all Jessica's antics at www.JessicaJacksonville.com

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