8.07.2008

Softly Speaking

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine referred to me as "soft spoken". She meant this in a good way and has no idea that it is so stuck in my mind. She has not known me long enough to know that I, Sara Elizabeth Strader Isbell, have never been referred to as "soft spoken". Those who knew me as a child would probably describe me as "way too outspoken" or at least "never at a loss for words". I am so puzzled by this new description that I can't help but wonder if I have changed much over the years.

Has being a wife and a mother (two things I desparately love being) quieted some my own voice?
I don't really know the answer to this question and I don't really think all silence is negative. Maybe my new found desire to blog is a way to hear my own voice again.

5 comments:

Gardens of Lace said...

Ok, I said I would call, but had to post first. This is lovely and inspiring. Actually made me a little tearful and I am unsure why. Maybe because I love you , maybe because I have walked a little of this journey with you and it has crossed a little of my own. Whatever the reason, I am inspired and can't wait to see what your journey of blogging brings to you and that I as a reader get to take a peek. Love you, Big Sis

molly said...

okay, you are a great writer. I can't wait to read more. And your "about me" is freaking hilarious.

ross said...

OK... what a great start to a great blog! Can't wait to read.
molly's right, you are a great writer.

and "softly spoken..." that is not what comes to mind! :)


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ross said...

OK... what a great start to a great blog! Can't wait to read.
molly's right, you are a great writer.

and "softly spoken..." that is not what comes to mind! :)

.ross blog

Leslie said...

I concur with all above ... that is pretty dang funny. I treated myself to lunch yesterday after a crazy morning of trying to work and mother at the same time. But after reading that description, I realize I deserve more than the occasional "lunch treat." So thanks, fair sister-in-law, for inspiring me to be kinder to my raggedy body and even "raggedier" brain!