An Elbow Hug

An elbow hug,
short and small.
All I can say is,
now it’s okay.
Close your eyes,
reach out,
cross your arms,
imagine…
a hug and a kiss
as though I am there.
I hope you are well.

by Melinda F

Melinda is a long-time student of Noorthoek Academy. She received an honorary degree from Grand Rapids Community College in 2013. She has just completed her 28th year as a Noorthoek student. Melinda’s favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and the Whitecaps. She enjoys being outside and spending time with friends. Melinda is proud to be a teacher’s aid at Sunday school. She is known to be a good listener and gives helpful advice to her friends.

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