Speaking With Your Hands

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Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matthew 8:3

Many hospital neonatal units enjoy the efforts of “volunteer moms” who come in to cuddle, touch, and coo over newborns whose own moms are unable to play that role. What those volunteers—often grandmothers—are providing is a sort of “encouragement by touch.” It is the most natural thing in the world for newborns to be cuddled, to be stimulated by touch as they are welcomed into the world.

Human beings never outgrow the need for touch. It is an unspoken form of affirmation and love that communicates what words alone often cannot. A firm handshake, a bear-hug, an arm around a shoulder, tousling the hair of a child—all these forms of touch say, “There is no barrier between us. I’m reaching from my space into your space and connecting…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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