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A Bony Hug

Posted by on June 22, 2020 at 10:35 PM

After Home Care leaves us, Ben circles over to me. I think you need a hug, he says.

I nod, and take the hug and while it does make me feel better... it also jars me to feel his bony frame. Hurts my heart. Gone is the strong, beefy man who made me feel tiny, protected and bear-huggy safe.

The bony hug is still comforting but it's a stark contrast to my healthy husband.

I ask if his bony-body hurts and he tells me no.

The pain is all on the inside. 

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