We’ve told our children that if anyone tells them to keep a secret, they should come talk to mom and dad about it. We do this for their protection, primarily, and we’ve said it several times, but we’ve never had a response.
The other day, while the girls were still sleeping, David stood on one foot and told me about a secret one of his friends told him. It was harmless, and I explained that this was an okay secret to keep, that he shouldn’t tell his sisters, and that he did the right thing to come talk to mom. I asked several questions, and he chatted about the situation.
I was elated, mostly because this is a child who doesn’t often open a window into his soul, and I struggle to trust God with what I don’t know, even as I try to learn how to listen to him.