Friday, August 15, 2008


I give lots of tours this summer, and today I gave one to the nicest mother/daughter pair.  The daughter is thinking about applying to Calvin and is even interested in my department: Speech Pathology.  We had a great tour together, and at the end of our tour and lunch both mom and daughter gave me a hug.  I can’t tell you what that meant to me.  I don’t presume to speak for all college students, but I definitely miss the warm embrace of a mother.  It was so good to be hugged today.  My housemates and I make an effort to hug each other at least once every day so that we each give and receive at least 6 hugs/day, but they’ve been gone a long time now.  It will be nice to have their loving arms and fun senses of humor back in just a couple of weeks now!

Posted by Emily MacLeod on 08/15 at 03:19 PM
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