30 Days of Thanks, Day 29: Words

Because I’m a writer, I have a mild obsession with words.

I use them to express who I am, who I wish to be, what I am learning, what kind of day I’m having, what makes me laugh, what makes me cry…the list could go on.

Words are powerful.

It’s been interesting for me to daily┬áobserve, for the first time, a child learning to talk.

Maelie really talks…I believe she’s gifted in that area. ­čśë

Even at the age of about six months, she “talked”. It was really cute…she’d just jabber away, and I loved listening to it.

But around a year old, she started “talking” with purpose. I’ll never forget the night we went to dinner with friends to celebrate Tobin’s birthday. She talked and talked for almost two hours, and the whole time, it was as if she had something important┬áto tell us.

I kind of think there may have been. :)

Now the words are coming faster, and she’s even spoken a few sentences.

And if I’m being honest, I can’t wait for the day when she starts to tell stories…because I want to know what’s movin’ and shakin’ in that brain of hers! ­čśë

It’s so interesting to see her developing in that way…it really makes me stop and marvel at every detail God thought of when He created us.

And it makes me thankful for little things like words.

Which, really, aren’t so little…

In fact, they’re pretty important.



  1. Amelia J Hegle says:

    That’s so great. I can’t believe she’s talking! I wish I could hear her talk :)

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