There’s nothing quite like someone’s voice. It’s a signature of sorts.

Some voices are like music to our ears. They announce the presence of someone we love and delight in. Just the sound of their voice brings a smile of joy.

When someone exits, their voice goes silent. Yes, we might have recordings, videos, or DVDs to help us remember and feel connected. But their “live” voice is gone.

The ensuing silence can bring deep sadness.

 

“I Miss his Voice”

“There’s no one else like him. The intimacy we enjoyed was special. We were true partners,” Betty shared.

“I especially loved all the playful, verbal bantering. It was so much fun. I even made a list of the words we used in our everyday conversation.”

Betty paused and sighed.

“Goodness, I miss his voice,” she said.

 

The Power of the Human Voice

The power of the human voice is extraordinary. Like the eyes, the voice uniquely expresses our hearts and minds. It’s one of the first things many bereaved spouses, family members, and friends say they miss.

What loved ones and those close to you said, and how, is deeply embedded in your soul. Their words are weighty and powerful.

Their voice may be silent to your ear, but not to your heart. They can still speak through you.

Here’s a grief affirmation for today:

“I miss your voice, but I hear it deep inside. I’ll treasure your words.”

Adapted from Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse (Amazon Bestseller, USA Best Book Award Finalist, National Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist).

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