How to Say It

Sometimes I have something to say and no idea how to say it. Have you ever had that moment, where you needed to confront someone or comfort someone or be honest with someone and words seem like the last thing that would help?

I love listening to my children talk. When they can’t find the right words, they maneuver words around to get their point across. A while back we were eating tacos when Madelynn took a bite of some chili sauce and announced, “My lips are spicing off!” Her sister Onie assured her, “That’s not hot at all! Tacos taste that way…take it from your big sister.” It’s always good to have an authority on the matter.

Or last Friday,when Jordan told me how happy he was that it was the last day of school for the week and said, “Then I’m all yours!” Mothers may not describe the weekend in the exact same way.

I don’t always have the right words. I don’t always know what to say to make things better. I don’t always resolve my hurts and heartaches with fluency. But, like my children I can work around the words to let someone else know I care. Isn’t this the best form of communication? Trying and improving and loving?

Share some invented words or phrases with someone in your life today. Let them know how perfectly grateful you are to have them in your life even when your words may be far from perfection.

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