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38 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The magic of touch

By our last work day at the village the kids had grown comfortable enough with us not to be shy at all about touch. When the songs had been sung, the stories told, and the faces painted, we were all just sort of hanging out and snapping pictures. If you were standing still there was a little one grabbing your hand to hold on each side. They would literally push each other out of the way to be the one to touch you! It was absolutely sweet to see the smile that just holding my hand would bring. I wished for more hands.

This resonates with me as a reminder of how important it is to give the children in our lives the gift of touch. As long as my boy will allow me to I will be holding his hand, kissing his cheeks, wrapping my arms around him, and rubbing his back till he falls asleep. And beyond my own child, offering a hand to hold to a little one can truly be a gift for the both of us. Just try it. Hold the hand of a child and try not to smile, it's pretty much impossible.


  1. Wow. Love them all....especially the last shot. I agree with you about the power of touch. You seriously can't not smile while holding a kiddo's hand! I never turn down a hug whenever one of the kids at school asks for one. It always makes my day.

  2. You make such an important point here Kim, and your photographs are wonderful!

  3. it's the eyes....oh the eyes of those children just fill my heart so much !

  4. Oh, KJ... these photos are amazing. I just got around to looking at all of the trip posts - it looks like it was indeed an experience of a lifetime. I'm so glad for you. And thank you so much for sharing! =) K

  5. Yes touch...so healing. Gosh, scrolled down to look at your photos...wow wow wow!!!

  6. such beauty and graciousness within this post.


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