To Tell the Truth

I love it when my kids fess up and tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

This morning I asked Zach a question.  He didn’t have to tell me the truth.  He probably could have gotten away with a lie quite easily but he didn’t.  He told the truth.  And for that I will be eternally grateful.  I will look at him with more trusting eyes when it comes time for him to ask for a little more freedom.

He is looking toward a big goal right now.  He is staring down the road, his mouth watering, getting himself ready to take his first solo voyage in the car.  He doesn’t want to jeopardize anything that will allow him the freedom he is so anxious to have.  The goal is his license and the means to that goal is earning and keeping our trust.

I am proud of him for telling the truth.  A lie would have been easy but he saw the bigger picture ~ thankfully.

Oh, for the love of my children….

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