Healing Hugs

Hugs heal.  Yesterday, I hugged my brother, Billy; a strong, welcoming, healing hug sending warmth throughout my entire body.  I hugged my sister, Alice, a tiny woman with a strong grip sending strength down my spine.  My husband, Larry, hugged me sending a feeling of devotion shared by two people who have endured much together and by the grace of God will continue to share for years to come.  My sister-in-law, Cheryl, gave me a hug sending a feeling of being grounded radiating to the soles of my feet.  Brother-in-law, John’s hug sent lightness and an inner knowing that “all is well.”  A long hug from Dylan held whispers of a deep bond that says” I don’t have to birth a child to feel a heart connection.” Hugs from friends, who have become family; Naomi, Sandra, Brenda, Suzanne and Ted (Dylan’s parents), gently sprayed my very essence with a feeling of mutual respect and caring that goes beyond blood ties, ethnicity, age.  Then, the day was sealed with a hug from my daughter, Angel, surrounding all the goodness I had been surrounded with and then cemented it with a love that goes beyond expression.  Something so deep, it defies words; a mother’s love for her child.

Hugs spread the healing salve of love, filling cracks and crevices of our being.  

Hug someone today. You may be sending love, warmth and healing to them.  You may be filling in cracks that they didn’t even know they had; they didn’t even know needed filling.  That’s what happened to me yesterday.


God thank You for hugs that send healing, warmth, strength, devotion, firm foundation, lightness, mutual respect, caring and love to a wounded spirit.  For sending healing to places I didn’t realize were bruised.  For putting pieces back together I didn’t realize were broken.  Thank you for family, friends who celebrate my spirit by their presence. 

Thank You God, I am truly blessed.

Relentless faith is when you are given something that you didn’t realize you needed.  But, God did, and He never fails.


  • Lola M McNeal

    Thank you my sister for the hugs that I remember sharing with you and other family and friends. You have been given a gift from God to write words that brings peace, comfort and that “blessed assurance” of what God intends for us all.
    So at this moment, I’m sending a great big hug of love and thankfulness that you are my sister-in-law to you.
    Please continue writing, inspiring and encouraging.


    • Mary Chever-Watson

      Lola, thank you so much for your kind words and thank you for affirming a long time goal of using my words to heal, to love and to share the goodness of God. I consider it a privilege and an honor; something I never want to take lightly. Know that each word I share is heartfelt and meant to uplift to the best of my ability. And, I gladly and humbly receive that big hug of love and thankfulness from you, my sister.

    • Mary Chever-Watson

      Donna, thank you so much for your continual, loving support. Your words always touch me in the right place; my heart. I receive your hugs and boomerang them back to you!!

  • Alice Chever-Pickett

    Mary, my awesome sister! Thank you so very much. Our hugs always mean so very much to me and I am so blessed that you have been given the gift from God of expressing what I and thousands of other people feel in their hearts. With deep appreciation, I celebrate you Mary! Many blessings & Much Love.

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