Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A new perspective

Okay... Here it goes!
As I sit here with tears in my eyes I am realizing that in this very moment I think I might be having a change of heart from my last post. You know the one with the issues of my "belly rubbing"... and hugs.
Well, not uncommonplace here....but once again for the 2nd time already today I have incessently searched through NieNiedialogues and CJane. The post that is titled "The Human Touch, by our Brother Andrew" is worth your time.
So, I have not completely evolved into Mrs. McFeely, but I have a deeper understanding from someone else why it is important to feel Human Touch.
Funny thing is... We have a new Bishop at church. He is a good man. He is very "right winged" if you get what I mean..? Anyways, he made an annoucement at church a few weeks ago about this very topic. His view is that men and women should not be "hugging" at church unless they are your family or children. I have had a hard time with this... (funny, you wouldn't have thought so) but I feel as though it is a total violation of my free-agency... and it is! This did not come across as a suggestion or a cautionary statement but as a "rule" -of sorts. However, I do understand that his concern is coming from a standpoint of not wanting others to interpret a hug as something that it is not supposed to be, I still don't fully agree.
Thank you to CJane for this post by your brother.
I am sending my hugs across the United States to Nie and your family.
And now I think I will go and "mug" my sweet little Lucy and her daddy! XOXOXO


Anonymous said...

I had originaly heard of this blog through another one dedicated to a mom out in Enumclaw, Ben knows the family, who lost both her legs, one arm, and sight due to a septic infection she contracted in June. Cjane had mentioned her in one of her posts and I was amazed at the the well wishes this family got because of Nie. The strength of both these families are amazing! It makes we want to be better. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Substitute one "the" for "all" and the "we" for "me". I guess I should proof read before I publish. Sorry.

The Ostler Family said...

Ummm, that is interesting about the new bishop (who is it? Did the Mallers move?). Isn't part of the reason we go to church for stuff like that? I'm not a McFeely either but hugs are some times a lot better than words. Or have things been getting a little scandalous over there?
Not to ruin the flow of you post but I had to laugh at your boob job comment. I had a roommate that went from not needing to wear a bra to almost a D cup via boob job. Another one of my friends, who is well endowed, asked her if they felt like real boobs, she said "I don't know" and then reached out and totally felt up my friend and then said 'Yep,they do!' It was dang funny, especially since we were out side by the pool.

The Manns said...

Hey- I tagged you. Check out our blog. It was so good to see Ben this weekend. Wish you could have been here too. Can't wait to see Lucy next weekend!

Natalie said...

you're funny. That is sort of weird about the bishop...remember though you are in West Virginia...:). how was your trip? i missed you...