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It’s not in the words
she speaks,
her lack of language
endears her to me.

The way
she moves silent,
a wisp, whir, woo,
wrapping warm
around me.

No advice passes
her lips,
she sits patient,
her hand a snug blanket

to my suffering.
Her eyes tender,
a compassionate glance,
a knowing gaze

“Me too,
I understand.”
Her presence,
a million unspoken words,
one encompassing love.

 To Ponder:

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” Romans 8:26 NRSV

Read this passage through several times. What word or words stand out for you? Reflect on the meaning of these words for your life.