Voices – By Brian Uhl

Have you ever thought how much an impact a person’s voice has on you. When you hear a person’s voice, you can almost instantly tell if they are happy, angry, distressed, sad, etc. You recognize who people are by their voice. Voices are unique to each person, even when two people sound exactly the same, there are still enough differences that you can still tell them apart. Voices affect each and every one of us in different ways but they do affect us. My biggest fear is that I will forget what Jessica’s and Kelli’s voices sounded like and the impact they had on me. I still remember them but can tell my memory is starting to fade and it breaks my heart. However, I do have several camcorder tapes with the girls on them to refresh my memory of their voices. I just wish that I didn’t have to use them for that purpose. The other night Wendy and I were talking about what possession we would grab first in case the house was going to be hit by a tornado or if it caught on fire. The first thing that came to mind were the picture albums. They tell our life story with family and friends and include so many pictures of the girls. Along with those picture albums I would also be grabbing the camcorder tapes because without the sound of their voice, the pictures are not quite the same.

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2 Responses to Voices – By Brian Uhl

  1. Pink says:

    if i were you, i’d make copies of the tapes and put them in a safety deposit box since they are so important. that way if something happened like a fire, you’d still have them. just a suggestion.

  2. Tara Arro (Kelli's Cheer Coach) says:

    I completely understand what you mean by this. Recently my grandmother joined Jessica and Kelli and I will sit here thinking of hearing her voice and how empty the house is when visiting my grandfather. This whole experience with people we love so very much leaving us has taught me to take life for what it is and not wish it were anymore than what it is right now! You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers and I often wish I could hear Kelli say to me one more time “Coach”!

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