I gave this to Bob what feels like eons ago, but in actuality it was like 3 months. I really thought I could forgive and move on I didn’t know it was a process or if I did I thought I did it (if that makes sense).
Turns out I guess I’ve never really forgiven people because I just cut the poison out. M and S are poison. S is out for dam sure in my life. M? once again FML it would be easy if we didn’t have 4 children who thought he is the best thing since sliced bread.
Who look to him for validation and affirmation daily.. Can I compete with their Dad unfortunately no. I will never be their Dad.
So I reblog this to remind me that anger is my first response to anything I’m uncomfortable with. We all know I have anger down like a BOSS!! as my son would say..
Here’s to fucking step one, I’m pretty sure I will be here a bit until I calm the fuck down.. but now I know the work I have to put in to forgive and let go.. Here’s to forgiving
Forgiveness is hard. It’s hard because it feels like WE are the ones losing when we give it, but that is a lie. Satan loves it when you feel that way, because you just hold it tighter in your clenched fist. You own it. You wear it. You live it each and every day.
Guess what? You don’t have to ANYMORE.
Forgiveness the very foundation on which we stand, saved by grace. Jesus wants us to lay our burdens and hurts down at His feet, to let HIM have them, to release us from our heavy load. He is a gentleman. He will never take them from you, He simply waits for you to hand them to Him.
The burden of unforgiveness is a hard one to bear, for it is like swallowing poison every day, and expecting the other person to get sick. Eventually, it is…
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