Say Something

Sometimes I don’t know what to say, or how to say it. Sometimes I bite my tongue when I should speak my mind. Sometimes I am quick to comment when I should just listen. “Sometimes I just can’t help myself, and I get caught up in the middle of it.”

There are always motives behind my words. Some are good, some, not so good. Thankfully, there is someone in my life who has taught me volumes in this area – my sweet husband. He’s not what you would call a “chatterbox.” In fact, some days when he gets home from work, I can take one look at him and tell he’s literally used up all of his words. On those days, we make sure we love on him extra hard so his tank fills back up again.

But here’s the thing about Palmer – when he does choose to speak, people listen. And it’s not just because he has a very attractive voice (one of the first things that reeled me in…), it’s because he actually thinks before he speaks. Every. Time. He takes great care and consideration with his words, no matter who he is speaking to. He spends his days with a lot of “important people” but what’s so cool is that me and the girls get the same consideration and respect that they do. I’m pretty sure that not a lot of wives can say that about their husbands. It’s something I don’t take for granted.

Now don’t get me wrong, he knows that sometimes I just want him to speak freely with me on certain topics – you know, the occasional juicy gossip, his thoughts about last Sunday’s sermon, my new haircut, or whatever other pressing issues are on my mind at the moment. But at the end of the day, I am so overwhelmingly grateful to have a partner and best friend who chooses his words wisely, because:

“Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all.”

Click on the youtube video above to hear Justin Timberlake’s new song featuring Chris Stapleton. It’s a good one.

Abiding,

Hailey

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Wife, Mom to two young girls, Counselor, Cook, Athlete, and Follower of Jesus

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