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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kiss Kiss

Some folks may say a kiss is a kiss is a kiss.
I would disagree.

There are so many degrees of a kiss.
The first kiss.
The good bye kiss.
The peck on the cheek- I'll be back soon kiss.
The "Oh my goodness I 'm falling in love" kiss.
The "You're so cute I could eat you up" kiss.
I could go on and on....

It is so sad to me that some people go through life without  a lot of kisses.
Our family is a kissing family.  We kiss all the time.
I kiss my girls.  I kiss my mom.  I kiss my grand-babies.
And I kiss my husband.  A lot.  I mean, kissing is one of our favorite things to do.
My girls have grown up seeing us kiss.  They have seen their daddy plant smacker-roos on me their whole home, in public, in the car...where ever.
I'm thankful they consider this the "norm" between a husband and wife.

Anyways, we've had a lot of kissin going on this week..

All this kissing got me thinking..
Yesterday was the 7th  anniversary of the death of my brother, Greg.
He was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 39.
Oh, was he a kisser!  That boy was always affectionate.  
You were gonna get hugged and you were gonna get kissed when he was around.  
I miss his hugs and kisses.
I took them for granted.
I thought he would always be around with his infectious laugh that could always make me smile.
If I had known that was the last time I was gonna see him, 
I would have hugged him tighter.

So today, my advice to you is this..
Go kiss the ones you love.
Go give them a big sloppy smooch out of nowhere....
just because you can.

Stephanie :)  

linking up with the  Anderson Crew today.

and Casey too :)


  1. Oh Stephanie! I seriously am falling more and more in love with your posts!
    I love your heart and the way you write! It's real.
    I'm so sorry for your loss but it sounds like you have the sweetest memories of your brother. And I love your little kissy family! We're kissers and huggers and the whole lot too!
    x Stace

  2. Now I want to give you a kiss:) ... Greg was so sweet and I do remember him hugging/kissing you whenever you saw him. Didn't until you said that.. I love all of your kissing pics.. :)

  3. Oh you have such a way to reach down into the depth of my heart. You have such passion in all that you do. Thanks for this reminder. I am sorry for the loss of your brother. He sounds like an awesome guy.

  4. These are some SWEET shots! And I LOVE your quotes.

  5. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the sweet photos and thanks for the important reminder!

  6. what a sweet post. loved the theme :) and i'm so sorry to hear about your brother. you have an incredible outlook on life and are definitely a woman that i admire. happy friday stephanie :)

  7. oh i just LOVE it ... thanks for taking the time to share!

  8. Just gorgeous! The sweetest post, seriously! xx


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