It was just Mommy and Asher, making a trip to the grocery store. I was playing Sara Groves and she sang,
it’s a sweet sweet thing, standing here with you and nothing to hide. Light shining down to the very inside…
sharin’ our secrets, barin’ our souls, helping each other
He asked, Why does she say…sharing secrets?
(this is when I had some rapid-fire mommy thoughts of how to explain the point of the song so a four year old could understand.)
I told him that it always feels best to tell the truth, even if you have a secret about something you’ve done that you think you could never tell. I asked him if, when he sneaks something he’s not supposed to and then he tells me about it, he feels better.
He said, without hesitation, YES.
Yeah, it’s about that. It just feels better to not keep things inside, even when it’s scary to tell the truth.
He was quiet after that, just watching the world go by out the window of a minivan, thinking. I know that he knows exactly what I mean. He’s always been this old soul, eyes full of wisdom, a knowing. He is sure to be an amazing man one day for a thousand reasons. Right now, he’s just four, loving life, and today I’m going to capture the things that make him Asher…
Asher, I’m crazy about you. You are all of this and so much more. Every day, you pull me through with your joy.