Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Confessions: Good for the Heart. Good for a Start.

Quite innocently it began. "I have a confession......". I'm not even sure who started it, but it gained interest, giggles and opened new dialogue.

Stacey and Sydney were busy knitting. Gabby was sitting on the floor playing with Puddles. A silly, simple confession was made, "Once I dropped a cookie and put it back." Sydney joined in with her small confession. I popped in with a confession of when I was little and broke something then hid it. One by one the game progressed. Mommy finally joined in. It was a cleansing game.

"I feel better," said Syd. I agreed. "Can we play some more?"

By then we had pretty much run out of minor infractions and self revelations. But something had happened in this innocent dialogue. We had learned to trust one another with our secrets. We had learned that we all supported one another no matter what cookie was dropped or what toy was broken. A bond was formed and children learned that adults have their faults, too.

I noticed that one of Sydney's friends on Facebook was posting her confessions. I wondered if Sydney had passed on the game. In removing the bits and pieces of guilt, we open ourselves up to allowing more good to seep in.

I have a confession to make. There are days that I don't feel like writing. Sometimes I just take time for myself without guilt. So please don't feel guilty if you take a vacation from my blog. I understand.


  1. I confess, it's hard to want to write and read blogs every day too. So much to do, so little time........

  2. John, thank you very much for sharing. You truly made me feel much better.

  3. This year at our family reunion I confessed to one of my cousins that I broke one of his toy cars once (probably about 45 years ago) when I was visiting his house. I hid it and didn't say anything about it, and I've felt bad about it ever since! Confession is good for the soul.

  4. We've had so many confessions that I'm afraid the girls will start making trouble just so they can confess!!!