I grew up stuttering and that meant I failed every single speech/book report

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Feb 19Liked by John Onwuchekwa

Sometimes I would shy away from one to talk about it because I didn’t want to be calm the person that’s always talking about their loss. But I recognize that they were people that may have needed to hear what I had to say.

I was having a conversation with a friend That I hadn’t talked to in quite a few years and he told me how he had kind of been watching my life through social media and seeing how my response after my wife passed away. he told me that he used my life as an example to talk to his boys about what it looks like to grieve well.

I was blown away by that, however, I knew that I was just trying to survive.

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My father had a stutter and pushed through to be a public speaker anyway. I respected him greatly for that cuz I could see a lot of people be impatient n judging him when he initially spoke — even tho he had profound things to say.

I hated how other people would try to finish his thoughts when he was particularly stuck cuz they usually got it wrong.

Riteous drop.

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Feb 14Liked by John Onwuchekwa

Phew John. This was beautiful. Thank you 🙏🏾

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Oh John! I responded yesterday to IG not knowing there was more. I pray for you and Shawndra often. You tread where others fear to. I know you regularly cut through my masks to the point of tears ... and the Deceiver hates that.

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"Maybe truth stutters a bit." WHEW!!

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