My husband Winston is...
a quiet man
not given to many words
silent most days
and yet carries a strong presence
He can fix cars, dryers, vacuum cleaners
and make biscuits from scratch
He is private
has a calm temperament
doesn't demand a lot of attention
and will probably ask me remove this post
(if he ever finds it)
He is not a "hey, look at me kind of guy"
but carries gifts and talents that cannot be ignored
Then one day...
as I was writing the word "whole"
the silent "w"
and realized that the only difference between the spelling in the antonyms
is the silent "w"
and although the w is silent
adding it brings completion
to an otherwise
It signifies that something can go from having
a defect of sorts
by simply adding...
a silent w
And the irony is that...
only three days after noting this "spelling lesson"
my husband walked back in the house and informed
"You'll have to ride with me... your car has a flat"
(yep, the tire had a literal hole!)
and as we all piled into his car
my hubby and my father sitting in front
me and the kids in the back
I couldn't help but smile
for feeling an overwhelming sense of
for the "ride along"
as I also quietly thanked God for my "silent W"
because even though the letter doesn't make a sound...
it most certainly enhances the definition!
(sharing this today)