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I could think of many occasions when I encouraged, guided, complimented, and provided suggestions for improvement. No, but maybe sometimes I said more than was needed.
By nature, I am a wordy person—wordy on phone messages (often getting cut off by that intrusive beep) and wordy in writing (Twitter is not my friend).
But honesty compels me to admit that I possess the most interesting hat on this blog. She was given to me by the son of a guy named Dither who hunted coyotes in the Bosque.
And if I did, would my children stand there cluelessly at the next sporting event or musical performance because I had failed to provide all the “extra details” the time before? As luck would have it, my 8 year old had a swim meet the day after I read the article. At the sound of the buzzer, my daughter exploded off the blocks and effortlessly streamlined beneath the water for an unimaginable amount of time.
Her sturdy arms, acting as propellers, emerged from the water driving her body forward at lightning speed.
In that moment, I reflected on other recent events where I had been going about my business and had to stop to take pause. And since writing is much easier for me than speaking, I wrote my observations down.
Moments when I stopped to watch my husband in action simply to admire the loving person, the devoted husband, and caring father he is. There were no long-winded paragraphs or flowery descriptions, just words of love, plain and simple: I love watching you help our daughter learn to roller skate.
I cry and turn away so no one sees my blubbering reaction. I cry not because she’s a future Olympian or scholarship recipient. And then I looked into her eyes and said, “I love to watch you swim. I just love to watch you swim.” Okay, so it wasn’t quite six words, but it was a huge reduction in what I normally would have said.