For me as the mom of a nonverbal child this is especially painful yet important. When I read about this day I was immediately reminded that my son hardly speaks and I felt a sharp sting in my heart. He has the voice but does not know how to form the words.
I pray every day that one day he will be able to say "I love you Mama" in his own little voice. I cannot tell you how I long for him to talk to me about his day, what goes on in his head, if he feels good or bad, how he wants to talk to me about something beautiful he saw on our walk, how happy he is about his new toy. All those things that I know are going on inside of him and that he so desperately tries to tell me with his gestures, his pointing, his sounds and the few words he can say.
I hope one day I will be able to hear him say all those things to me, with his sweet voice that I love so very much and that melts my heart as soon as I hear it.