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Highlights on Whistling

Posted under Love To Learn, Things I Love About My Husband - Aug 25th, 08

For years we have received Highlights magazine for kids, but it’s not just for kids. One day (about ten years ago) my husband taught himself to whistle very loudly by reading a page in this magazine. He taught himself in one week by practicing a little each day! I wondered at the time, how this could be a good thing to know. I mean, it was ear-piercing! He would do this all the time. And besides, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be whistled at. Well, over the years, I have witnessed many benefits of his loud whistle!

As I stop to think about it, whistles really have been a source of help. I used one when I was a lifeguard. My brothers use them when they coach. And we have police friends who use them as well. When we need to get everyone’s attention in a large group, I love asking Bc to whistle. When our children need to come downstairs, he whistles. If the children get too far ahead of us, when we are riding bikes or hiking, he whistles.

Just a few days ago, we all went to the store. I was the only one who went inside because I only needed one thing (I ended up with four). So, Bc dropped me off, and then he stayed with the children in the suburban. When I came out of the store, I had no idea where our suburban was, and then I heard it…the whistle. I felt like a baby lamb who was recognizing the mama’s voice or the shepherd’s call. Don’t get me wrong, I felt like a very cared for lamb, and I was thankful again for that amazingly loud whistle, and how my amazing husband always looks out for me! He reminds me of someone else whose voice I know…my Amazing Savior and my Good Shepherd…Jesus Christ.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

P.S. If you hear a lot of whistling coming from our house today, don’t worry, we will just be practicing our whistling while we work! BTW (by the way, not blow the whistle), watch out for spitting and hyperventilating! This how to whistle page was also helpful! It explained two ways to whistle, and mentioned the added benefit of being able to hail dogs and taxis!

One Response to “Highlights on Whistling”

  1. Beasy Says:

    Nice post. I really like the whistle, but I’m not sure I will like the WHOLE family whistling!

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