Hands That Heal

Hands That Heal

Have you ever had a moment when you felt so lost? Have you experienced being hurt or crushed by someone whom you gave your heart and trust? Have you ever felt so sick you could hardly get up and walk? Have you ever felt a pain so excruciating that you lost your breath if not your consciousness? If you did, have you noticed that in most of these times, someone offered their kind hand and with their touch every painful part of your being seemed to heal like a miracle from heaven? One or twice in my life, I experienced all these and in all of them, a loving hand tended to my wounds.

 

The Hands That I Will Always Be Thankful For

The hands I wish to hold forever.

To my wife, thank you for holding my hand when I felt like my heart is breaking from all the trials that we went through. Thank you for each generous hug when sadness and emptiness surrounds me heart. To my mom and dad, thank you for holding my hand as you guide me to be the man that I am now. For gently easing my pain and helping me breath when I was younger. I know that you both sacrificed so much when I was a child because of my sickness. I will always be grateful for each moment you both held me in your arms. To my son, thank you for inspiring me each day. For bringing a smile to my day. For holding my hand and making me feel that everything will be alright and tomorrow will be more awesome than today. To my God who stood by me no matter what, thank you for catching me from every fall.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

Thank you for being a part of my journey, day after day, week after week. I hope you enjoyed this week’s beautiful theme called “Hands.” Just remember, richness is not measured by how much you have but by how much your heart can give. The more you give, the more loving hands are there to catch you when you fall.

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About Island Traveler

A father, a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, a traveler, an optimist hoping to create something good & meaningful to every person he shares his world, his home, his dreams, his hope & heart with.
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76 Responses to Hands That Heal

  1. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful tribute to your loved ones who held your hand! It’s amazing how comforting and healing a touch from a compassionate hand can be.

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  2. angrygaijin says:

    Very well said, my friend. I’m very touched especially by the thank-you message to your wife. I feel a little bit more peace, and a little bit more calm thins morning. πŸ™‚ Thank-you.

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    • I owe my wife a lot. She is so lovingly patient with me. I have my moments and she was so patient and forgiving. I’m so human like everyone else. Sometimes I feel like I don;t deserve all these blessings . Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Cheryl says:

    You put so much of your heart and soul into these challenges. I always look forward to reading and seeing your interpretation … and am never disappointed! Beautiful, Mr. B.

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  5. Cathy G says:

    This is a beautiful post – thank-you!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful post!!!

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  7. Always appropriate for the challenge and always so moving. Thanks for sharing. Love the photos and the words.

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  8. Russ C. says:

    awwwwww. :3 this is so sweet.
    yes yes. I agree :”> life won’t be right, colorful and fun without these people.

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  9. Elyse says:

    Beautiful, IT, just beautiful.

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  10. themofman says:

    Beautiful post, beautiful pictures.

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  11. Lynne Ayers says:

    Very appropriate.

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  12. Thank you for this touching post – I’m most drawn to the photo with the chairs.

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  13. Northern Narratives says:

    Hands are pretty powerful πŸ™‚

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  14. omwaombara says:

    Thank You. Thank You. Thank You Lord for the gift of a loving and caring family.

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    • God is good and ever faithful. Despite of the many shortcomings that I did in the past , he still blessed me with a generous and loving family. I will always be thankful.

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  15. Gilly Gee says:

    So touching and beautiful as always ❀

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  16. misswhiplash says:

    Reading that my heart was overwhelmed…what a wonderful person you are..how I wish I could actually meet you and your family.

    Blessed Lord protect and keep you safe always my friend xxxxx

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    • Perhaps one day my dear friend, Patrecia. Who knows it may be in the islands where the sand is so white and fine like sugar. It’s a small world after all and nothing is impossible. I would love to meet you and your family as well if fate wills it. God bless you and your loves…

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  17. Madhu says:

    Touching and beautiful as always!

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  18. camgal says:

    This was so deep and touching, so I tagged you in my post via http://www.camgal.wordpress.com/tag-youre-it/ Have a blessed day.

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  21. amira says:

    beautiful photos and narration Island Traveller πŸ™‚
    It appears I also came up with similar images πŸ˜€

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  22. thirdeyemom says:

    As always simply beautiful!

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  23. Sunshine says:

    You have been blessed beyond measure and thank you for sharing your life journey with all of us…for me, your stories hammer into my thick brain that truly there is a heaven filled with magnificent love. Keep the vision going, oh, and you can’t stop writing til we all get to heaven! lol, just kidding πŸ™‚ *hugs*

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    • Heaven …a place we all wish to go one day. Time for me to do more good deeds then huh? Writing I will probably do for a long time. In a way, it keeps me in touch to what’s important in my life as well as appreciate the ones I already have. Thank you Sunshine. Your words always bring forth an inspiring radiance.

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  24. cocomino says:

    How beautiful that challenge is. It must be a good day for you.

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  25. eof737 says:

    Wonderful shots as always.. I love how you shared this one. TY! Have a blessed Sunday! πŸ™‚

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  26. siggiofmaine says:

    Touching and heartwarming. Also inspiring.
    Thanks so much…
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  27. aRVee says:

    Great dedication you have there my friend, as they say, you only know your true friends when you are at your lowest but luckily, our family and our great God are always there ever ready to catch our every fall… Stay blessed!

    (Not everyone though are blessed to have a good relationship with their family, just the same our great God is always there for us, regardless of our shortcomings…)

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  28. Gian Carlo β™₯ says:

    I used to bottle up my emotions until now. So when I cry, I just cry by myself. When I get hurt, I just heal myself. When I’m lonely I just comfort myself. I don’t even know how does it feel when somebody embraces you when you are really down.

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    • Sorry to hear that. There are times that it’s best to be alone and just cry, pouring out our hurts but then there are times when we need someone to comfort us, be a shoulder to cry on. I hope one day, you’ll have that family and friends who’ll hold you with unconditional love when you need it the most. Thank you for sharing with so much honesty. I wish you all the best.

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  29. The answer is Yes and I have have also had the privilege of being the hand that healed. Thanks for this post and your honesty.

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    • You are blessed with a gift and a faith that can touch somebody’s life. I did meet people in the past who can ease someones pain through touch and prayers. The body as they say is full of energy. Energy that can heal. Thank you…

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  30. Robin says:

    Beautiful, very powerful, and touching post. πŸ™‚

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  31. We touch with our hands. But you did more with your words. Touching, indeed.

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    • Thank you. Sometimes, I feel this tremendous feeling to thank people who made me happy in so many ways. And after writing about it, somehow it is still not enough. There’s so much to be grateful for.

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  32. I love how you take the theme and expound on it so eloquently…thank you!

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  33. Tammy says:

    Just beautiful as always. Your photos are amazing.

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  34. The Guat says:

    I love the first picture! Always great to see father and son in photos like these. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you. It was actually my brother-in-law but I do usually carry my son on my shoulders, back or arms.He mostly dozed off to sleep when I pick him up from school and I would carry him in my arms. He would hold on tight with his head on my shoulders. It’s a wonderful feeling to have your child so close to you. Truly an unforgettable moment.

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  35. Beautiful words, and extremely meaningful photos!

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  36. Patti Kuche says:

    What a lovely reminder of the richness to be had when hands come together!

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    • Thanks Patti. Loving hands soothes even the most troubled, painful body and heart. There’s a powerful energy that comes from a hand of people who believes in faith that everything will be alright. And with prayers, nothing is impossible.

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  37. The Hook says:

    Very beautiful.

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  38. love is holding hands

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