Word-High July – Kilig

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Kilig is the Filipino word for “butterflies in one’s stomach”.

                                                   ©2004-2016  Suzanne G. McClendon

I have had this happen on many occasions, being so excited or nervous that my body didn’t know what to do with the feelings, so that butterfly-fluttery tickle in the tummy took over. Sometimes that feeling is as overwhelming as what caused them in the first place. That has been the case for me quite a bit lately.

I had them each time I started a new school and the day that I graduated high school.

I had them on our first date, when David proposed to me, and the day that we got married.

I had them along with morning sickness each time a pregnancy was announced.

There have been so many changes and are so many potential changes to come that I don’t know where or how to settle my heart and nerves, hence the constant tickle that isn’t necessarily funny or fun.

Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach?

Disclaimer: These Filipino word images are from an article by Isabelle Laureta on BuzzFeed titled “36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credit goes to them.

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About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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11 Responses to Word-High July – Kilig

  1. rosemawrites says:

    awwww. you shared a lot of treasured moments here, Suzanne! 🙂 I am glad this world inspired such a personal and a happy post, too! ❤

    Looking forward to more! ❤


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  2. maria says:

    Awwe… How lovely to know how those butterflies remained even after all those years. ❤❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. r_prab says:

    Butterflies keep following us 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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