I'm just now getting my voice back. In about a week, I should be able to sing again. This cold is in its 6th week, and I look forward to it leaving me at last. During this latest cold, I lost my voice completely for a few weeks. It was very difficult, and I thought that my communication with Tyrone would suffer, but I was surprised.
Tyrone communicates mostly through non-verbal communication. My silence put us on even footing and made us closer. I learned to say "I love you" with a hug or a gesture. I learned to read him better instead of asking what he was thinking or doing. Sometimes God shuts us up to make us listen!