A Hug From God
by Ellie Braun-Haley
When my granddaughter, Jani was 3 we were at a tiny neighborhood park. It had wee
hills and was landscaped so that most of the houses were not visible. It was
such a nice place. It was cozy and felt safe. Everything about it felt good!
Jani was on the swings and as I sat on a bench I had this warm glow sensation.
It was like
something loving was communicating with me. I can not adequately describe this
feeling but it felt so peaceful!
I called Jani over and asked her if she would sit on the bench with me. She did.
Then I asked her to close her eyes and just feel. "See if you can feel
anything!" was what I said.
She closed her eyes and sat perfectly still. After more than thirty seconds she
was still sitting there perfectly still. After another thirty seconds she was
still sitting with her eyes closed. I waited and waited. Finally I put my hand
on her shoulder and said, "Jani."
She opened her lovely trusting eyes and looked at me.
"What did you feel?" I asked.
"Oh grandma", she said "It feels like God is giving me a hug!"