Wednesday, October 03, 2007
That's "Share-Oh" to You
In all my years of hanging out with the short crowd, no child has ever learned to say my name first. I love my name...but it's combination of "r" and 'l" sounds leave little learners struggling.
Even in Uganda, where "r" and "l" sounds are easily interchanged and confused, many grownups can't pronounce my name. I am often referred to as "Sharon" or just "Che...."
Enter scene: The Brilliant Jotham. (cue trumpets...)
Jotham learned my name very early in his word repetoire! He has said my name and Silas' name before any other of our family member's names. Which secures his place forever in my heart! (You had a pretty solid hold there, Jotham, before you ever learned to speak!)
He calls me "Share-oh" and I'm grinning just writing that.
Jotham, we love you, man! Thanks for bringing such joy and laughter to our lives!