I take the ability to express myself in words that others can understand far too often!
It’s such a simple thing- I can say ,”Hello”or ,”No thank you- I prefer chocolate” and just like that my desire is met or an explanation is offered as to why it can’t be met.
I can explain to a friend why I’m sad- or what I was thinking of that made me happy. I can order food from a menu or tell an old story.
Such simple things- but today they were insurmountable obstacles for my father in law. He suffered a stroke several years ago and despite huge improvements, this skill of expressing his thoughts in coherent words has not improved.
So many other skills- important skills- have been relearned and he is overall doing extremely well.
His words are not back. So many times as he “talks” with great feeling, it is a complete mystery what he is saying. His heart must be fairly exploding with things he wants to express but cannot.
His mind is clear and his memory amazing! His simple yes and no nods and sometimes even the words themselves are proof of that.
I needed to remember that today- and be thankful that I can express the thoughts of my heart today and so can most of you!
What an incredible blessing words are!