Virtual Hugs (((Hugs))) Page

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-10-20 12:29:36 -0500
Started 2010-07-12 16:06:11 -0500

Need-A-Hug ?

Give-A-Hug !

Deposit-A-Hug !

If you ever need a Virtual Hug, stop in here for a hug withdrawal.
Tell us why you need one, and take it !

Do you have any hugs to deposit in the hug bank ?

We accept all deposits !
Let's break the bank on hugs !



109 replies

mzbratkid 2010-10-20 12:29:36 -0500 Report

I am here to give thousands of hugs…I took a hug a few months ago and life got a little rougher but I still felt hugged. Today my granddaughter is living back home so I can help her mom with their health issuses and my Grandson is here too and at a school that will help him…Now it feels great to hug back.

RAYT721 2010-08-14 17:01:23 -0500 Report

We all go through so many ups and downs in our life that I often think of life as a carousel going around and around with the ups and downs. Some days I'm high and some days I am low but I always try to give the love and respect to others as I receive it from them. This is really an awesome board and I have friends on my friends list that I actively write to just to say HI, let them know that I am thinking of them, share a little story, or whatever. Today's story of the day was going to the grocery store to be greeted by a six foot tall leprechaun passing out Lucky Charms coupons. I wanted to tackle him to the ground and beat the crap out of him. I don't care how magically delicious they are, they are horribly unhealthy. I had to refrain from kicking him in the lucky charms. So I'm here to give and take hugs, share my story, and thank you for understanding.

jayabee52 2010-08-17 16:56:01 -0500 Report

OUCH!!! Please take my (((hug))) Ray. Don't want you getting arrested for assault!

RAYT721 2010-08-17 17:14:08 -0500 Report

I thought you'd get a kick (not literally) out of my story. My wife was laughing so hard because those kinds of things tend to happen to me all of the time. I am just in the wrong place at the wrong time it seems. I don't only need hugs I need psychotherapy!!! :)

Guardianstone 2010-08-14 10:38:04 -0500 Report

This is a very special place. I come from a family of huggers, but moved out of state. The virtual hugs are better than telephone hugs. I don't crop the phone as often.
Guardian stone
P. S.: thanks!

MAYS 2010-07-31 18:27:57 -0500 Report

Thank you to everyone for making the Virtual Hugs (((H))) page a big success.
I am ending this current page and continuing it, on the request of a friend (thanks S2) at the following location:

Please continue the discussion there from this point on, (((H)))'s.

Thank You !

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-29 22:19:20 -0500 Report

Happy day Ray,

Depositing a bucket full of ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) take as many as often as u may need them. Be blessed & know that you are highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

RAYT721 2010-07-28 18:45:22 -0500 Report

Hey Friends … Thanks for reactivating the hugs page and keeping it alive!!!

I want to thank all of those who gave me hugs, messages, support during my smoking cessation and my wife's recent hospitalization. I wanted to return and recycle some of the slightly used hugs.

This is like a chain letter only not so darn annoying!!! If you read this and deposit a hug, Bill Gates will send you a huge check and a batch of the Mrs Fields cookies he's been baking from the recipe he was forwarded. Ok, that's a lie.

But, your hugs are important so keep em coming!!!

gregsteele 2010-07-28 14:00:24 -0500 Report

Im making a deposit and sending a huge (((hug ))) to everyone that has joined the discussions ELITES AND ELITES TWO and a jumbo hug for all of those that have sent me personal msgs thanking me and encouraging me on this subject love to all GREG

imsuzie2 2010-07-28 03:08:11 -0500 Report

Mays, this is a super, super idea. Please, when needed, start a new thread. Best thing I have seen here in awhile. Oh, CC says Hi. S2

MAYS 2010-07-29 17:31:57 -0500 Report

S2, I will do my best to keep this idea going strong, the togetherness and joy that this page has generated will be worth any effort.
Here are two big (((Hugs))) for both you and CC, our family wouldn't be complete without the two of you !

jayabee52 2010-07-28 02:13:19 -0500 Report

I need a lot of big hugs. Last Thurs AM July 22, @ 6 am I woke on the easy chair where I had fallen alseep and tried to wake my Jem who had fallen asleep on the daybed. When I touched her she was cold and was not breathing. she had breathed her last sometime in the early AM hours of Thur, don't know when. She had so many medical challenges which could have been fatal that I don't know the exact reason for her passing, all I know is that the light aand love of my life is no longer with me.

I have put together a website in her honor at If you'd like to read about her and me please go to:
1. Visit the CaringBridge website by clicking the link below.

2. Enter the website name, jeannemariegoviabaker, at

When you visit you’ll be asked to log in, because I’ve chosen to keep the site private.

Thank you all for your support and caring.

MAYS 2010-07-28 02:37:56 -0500 Report

James, my (our) hearts and sympathy go out to you in this time of sympathy.
You and Jem both welcomed me to this site with open arms and wished me a wonderful day on my birthday and I will never forget that or any other acts of kindness that you have bestowed upon me here at Diabetic Connect.

You are a true friend and a protector of everyone here at DC, your support has strengthened many and your words of encouragement stabilized many shakey foundations, I'm going to copy your message and post it on the discussion that (imsuzie2) started for you for all members to see.

You have the tightest (((hug))) of love and the hand clasp of friendship coming from me to you … my friend.


jayabee52 2010-07-28 03:12:14 -0500 Report

Thank you so very much Mays

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-28 15:19:31 -0500 Report

Happy day Jay,
Just wanted to let you know that I am standing on the wall in the name of Jesus for you. Remember grieving is a process no one can tell you when where are how not even why you should grieve. Be blessed peace to you & yours.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

jayabee52 2010-07-30 19:00:28 -0500 Report

Thank you Mama Dee. [but my name is James, not Ray (not that anything is wrong with Ray)]

I am comforted by what God tells me about that in 1 Thess 4:13 "But )we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve AS DO THE REST WHO HAVE NO HOPE (emphasis mine). 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus" (New American Standard Bible),

Because of this and (other Scriptures) I believe I will be reunited with Jem again. It hurts to be without her in the here and now. This scripture here DOESN'T say "don't grieve" but "don't grieve in the SAME WAY as the folks do not who have this hope of resurrection in Jesus." (the people who don't have the hope in Jesus will have a resurrection, they just don't know about it - yet).

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-30 22:26:08 -0500 Report

Praise God forgive me for typing the wrong name it was not on purpose. I am glad you have hope as I do if something would happen to my husband & myself. I do have hope that we will be together again once we leave this place. Be blessed my brother. Stay favored in the Lord.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

dietcherry 2010-07-29 17:33:12 -0500 Report

James, I'm so sorry for your loss! You always spoke of your Jem in the most loving way and I was inspired by your love story! Take care, dear friend, and check in often so we may know that you are OK! Lots of Love, Renee

jayabee52 2010-07-30 18:21:55 -0500 Report

Thank you Renee
I'm not going away because of this. In fact I may be here more. I probably will need to be away for short periods as I have to tie up loose ends of the estate. I do plan on being around. Life without her just seems so empty. We had such good times and wonderful memories together.

sisson 2010-07-27 22:01:44 -0500 Report

We are so blest that there are so many way's to give EACH OTHER BIG (((((HUGS))))) and mine are here for whom ever need's them. I have three beautiful grandchildren who need them two. A month and a half old little girl Audrey that has been in the hospital all ready for 3 week's and two little boy's that are 4 that are going in for there third operation there ears. And yes thesse are two diffrent mommies. So as you can see we can use alot of ((((((HUGS))))))

MAYS 2010-07-28 01:58:18 -0500 Report

Take as many (((Hugs))) as you may need, and then some, we have an unlimited supply with more on the way !

GabbyPA 2010-07-25 09:00:04 -0500 Report

I am making a big deposit of ((HUGS)) for Ray and his wife. She had to go back into surgery as there were some complications.

MAYS 2010-07-25 09:20:34 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear that, I'm making a deposit also, I hope that things go well for both her and Ray.

petals 2010-07-25 09:29:55 -0500 Report

I am making a deposit as well for Ray and his wife. My prayers are with the both of you.

Elrond 2010-07-25 23:04:47 -0500 Report

I'm leaving a big deposit of hugs too. I haven't been here much as of late. A dear friend of mine has been in ICU for several days and isn't showing any improvement. I'm spending a lot of time shuttling to the hospital. Unfortunately, the diagnosis is MRSA pneumonia and she already has COPD & asthma.All I can do is be supportive but I'm trying.

Elrond 2010-07-26 03:08:51 -0500 Report

I visited her again this afternoon. Unfortunately, she's getting weaker by the day. The doctors are 'throwing the pharmacy at her' but nothing seems to even touch the MRSA infection. Her white count is in the stratosphere and her oxygen saturation falls if she even tries to say more than a couple words. This is despite a BPAP mask with 100% O2. They tried intubation but she couldn't tolerate it. She's unable to go without the mask long enough to eat so they must feed her IV. Things don't look good for her. Prayers are very welcome; medical science seems to be failing. Her name is Barbara but she's commonly known as Bobbie if that helps with prayers.

MAYS 2010-07-26 04:30:15 -0500 Report

Personalized prayers said for Barbara "Bobbie", continue to be there for her, she needs your support.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-26 10:52:02 -0500 Report

Happy day Elrond, Here is a bunch of hugs for you & your friend along w/her family. I pray that God shares His grace & mercy upon your friend so that she will not be in much pain. I pray that she is a believer that way when the grieving process starts it will not be w/o hope. Sir if you are not sure if she is a believer just ask her (prayfully she can reply) then pray a simple pray for her asking God to forgive her for her sins & accept her into His kingdom. Praise God for true friends thank God for Jesus,be blessed sir.
Workign for Jesus & Loving it.

Elrond 2010-07-27 21:27:46 -0500 Report

UPDATE: I just returned from visiting Bobbie. The doctors decided to do a trach, She's breathing better but still heavily sedated. I learned that she went ahead and assigned me as her medical power of attorney. We had discussed this but this is the first time I was aware that she actually did it. I may be faced with a very heavy decision :( On the up side, her numbers are better. Only time will tell.

imsuzie2 2010-07-28 03:06:54 -0500 Report

Elrond, I hope Bobbie continues to improve…even a little step forward is better than any movement back…and better still than none! HUgs, my friend. S2

Elrond 2010-07-30 17:24:50 -0500 Report

Further update: Bobbie is now completely unresponsive. After talking with her 2 adult sons, she has been removed from all life support. She is not expected to last long :(

MAYS 2010-07-30 17:41:59 -0500 Report

Elrond, I am sure that the best choice has been made after careful thought.
My thoughts and prayers go out for both you and her family, memories and thoughts of her will keep her alive in the hearts and minds of those who knew her and cherished her love and friendship.

Elrond 2010-07-31 17:26:22 -0500 Report

As a final, unhappy, conclusion, Bobbie passed away this afternoon in the company of her two sons and her former husband who was still a close friend. I chose not to intrude.

MAYS 2010-07-31 18:22:50 -0500 Report


As a friend you did all that you could have done.
You brought her peace, friendship and love when she needed it most.
On that note I am ending this current page and continuing it, on the request of a friend (thanks S2) at the following location:

Please continue the discussion there from this point on.

Thank You !

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-30 17:55:24 -0500 Report

Happy Day Elrond,

In the name of Jesus I will be standing on the wall for you & the family. (((((HUGS))))) to you. Be blessed & know you are favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-29 22:31:27 -0500 Report

Happy day Elrond,

In the name of Jesus touch Bobbie from the top of her head to the sole of her feet & the dept of her heart that she does not be in a lot of pain Lord. Also God while you are giving out blessings Lord shine down on Elrond let him know that You are walking w/him, Lord. Let him hear from you Lord for whatever situation that he may be in on a later date concerning his friend. Lord my pray is for peace for them both, I ask you all these things in our Brother name your Son Jesus. Amen!!!!

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Elrond 2010-07-29 23:48:37 -0500 Report

Thank you. Her new hospital is so far away that I haven't been able to visit yet. The trach prevents her talking on the phone. I spoke with her nurse on the phone today and her condition is essentially unchanged. If nothing untoward happens, I plan to visit on Saturday.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-30 00:04:37 -0500 Report

Happy day,

I will being praying for traveling grace there & back for you. Say hello for all of us that God is w/her thru it all. Be blessed true & favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-26 23:40:29 -0500 Report

Happy day not being critical being Baptist does not mean that you are, are not saved. As MAYS says all prayers all faith one God. But we all need to do our part as disciples for God is to make sure our fellow man/woman knows the gospel. That God died for our sins & rose from the dead. If the answer is yes then their /our salvation is set but if we as someone friend is not sure of this we are to give God the glory by helping to connect them to Jesus because only through Him that we can get to the Father. Some folks goes to church all their lives because it's what they were taught to do (just going thru the motions). So they feel it's normal but do they really have a relationship w/Jesus. I was born a sinner raised Baptist but now a Christian, thank God for deliverance.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-26 09:40:28 -0500 Report

Prayers for Bobbie, her Drs., nurses, and you. My Drs. threw the pharmacy at my MRSA too. And many, many people prayed.

MAYS 2010-07-25 23:14:33 -0500 Report

Here are bunches of ((Hugs)) to go along with your support.
Praying for the best for your friend.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-26 10:46:10 -0500 Report

Happy day, a giant hug for Ray & his wife may God share His mercy & grace upon you & your wife.
Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,
Mama Dee

Roy531 2010-07-24 14:16:22 -0500 Report

I have always loved to hug people, but with todays rules in the work place I don't get as many as I need. A preacher once said a person needs at least 10 hugs a day to survive. Maybe that's why I'm feeling down lately. I'll get my quota today, HUGS to everyone here at DC.


MAYS 2010-07-24 14:44:17 -0500 Report

We will do whatever we have to do to cheer you up and to put a big smile on your face !
Here is a (((HUG))) from me, and every member here at DC, to you.
You have always provided the words of wisdom and encouragement whenever they were needed, and we will always be thankful for that.

GabbyPA 2010-07-25 09:00:58 -0500 Report

I agree Roy. I attend a Friday evening meeting and I get in as many hugs as I can to last me through the week. They are a wonderful feeling of security and love.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-26 10:56:14 -0500 Report

Happy day Roy, HUGS to you pray I'm not holding you too tight. Remember you are blessed & highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

shorty31 2010-07-17 15:28:40 -0500 Report

hugs and kisses to all my special friend here to share the ups and downs with people like me is a joy you have all touched my heart some way or another bless you. smooches.xxxxxx.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-14 01:37:54 -0500 Report

Making a deposit of a whole lot of hugs for any and all. Use them for large and small emergencies. They are free for the taking, but if you can remember to give a slight squeeze back I just might need it too.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-26 11:00:24 -0500 Report

Happy day Graylin Bee, here a reserve tight HUG for you to make sure that attack does not return. Be blessed & stay favored.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

RAYT721 2010-07-13 17:18:23 -0500 Report

I am here to deposit one hug for "soldierswife" … sorry this one is reserved in her name but I am also depositing several others for those who need them. I'm also taking a hug from the pool because my wife is having a surgery tomorrow and it's a little stressful for us both. You guys are like my family and I want to thank you for all of the friendships and genuine concern you show daily to me/us whether it's a good or bad day.

MAYS 2010-07-13 22:01:40 -0500 Report

We are all family !
You have been a welcome addition here, and very much appreciated !
Here is an extra big hug for both you and your wife, make sure that your face, warm smile and infectious sense of humor are there to greet your wife,
give her a ((( Huge Hug ))) from all of us here at Diabetic Connect !


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