Sunday, December 07, 2008

Voiceless Incarnation


A strange phenomenon has recurred in our home this week- I've lost my voice, again. It seems that I lose it at least once a year now. I'm on day 3 of voicelessness and let me tell you, it isn't easy parenting on whispers. Dennis and I joke that maybe it is better this way, and I have to agree that it certainly causes me to think before I use all the energy it takes to yell-whisper across the room.


My voice has gone and with it my power to oversee situations in my home with my voice. I have to rely on other things for correction, like having my kids look me in the face while I whisper or make motions.


Sometimes stuff like this reminds me of spiritual things (another evidence of grace!). Amazing how our great, omnipresent, almighty, sovereign God allowed Himself to be limited by a human body. A "voiceless" incarnation.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Poor girl! At least you're not sick, right? Maybe it's time to step up the sign language? :)

Jean said...

Same "disease" seemed to be going around in Exton, PA while we were there. So far no sign that any of us caught it.

Hope your girls are enjoying the silence and cooperating waith you despite it.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad you haven't lost your typing voice :) Hope you're talking again soon!
B

Anonymous said...

so now Dennis has a houshold of masked bean growers and the voiceless wonder :)

take care, i hope it comes back soon
Patti

pat ve said...

The part about not having control over your household is one thing, but is Dennis suffering for your not being able to communite something like "I love you"? Can he read lips?

Sabrina said...

Amazing how our great, omnipresent, almighty, sovereign God allowed Himself to be limited by a human body. A "voiceless" incarnation.

sigh, I am humbled by your insight during a not so fond moment in this season of life! Thank you for sharing your "reminder":)