We’re not just holding hands here, my little one; this simple act is much more than it appears. Every time I clasp your grubby little hand in mine, I am whispering a hundred sweet messages to you. To the outside world, it might look like nothing, but I know that you understand our silent communication.
What holding hands really means
- I love you
- I will protect you
- You are not alone
- You are special to me
- We are united
- I will help you
- I will guide you
- I will follow you
- If you fall, I will catch you
- I love spending time with you
- I will support you
- We are in this together
- We are mother and daughter
- I will keep you safe
- I am here for you
- You are precious
- I want to share this moment with you
- I want to walk with you
- You are worthwhile
- You mean the world to me
Hold my hand, sweetheart
What started as a quick note jotted down beneath an Instagram post has developed into a deep feeling of happiness and contentment. I feel so blessed to be able to hold your hand and to take long meandering walks with you through the park.
I love how at ease we are, walking hand-in-hand.
Yours are always toasty warm, and mummy’s are cold as ice. But that doesn’t put you off. You run up behind me and press your little chubby fingers into mine. I squeeze them for a second to let you know that I’m glad you’re there.
I know it won’t always be like this. Walking home from school today, there were many children who weren’t so keen to be at their mother’s side. They were playing with their friends; racing and skipping ahead. It’s part of growing up and wanting your own independence.
I understand that. I won’t hold you back, my love.
But while it lasts, I will cherish this feeling. I will take the time to commit it to memory. I will smile inside and out as you so naturally reach for my grasp. These moments, so everyday and ordinary, are what make life worthwhile. Thank you, my sweetheart. I love you x