Recently, our family has experienced family emotional trauma. I have done what I can from my end, including apologizing in person. Then when I was told to go and my apology wasn’t accepted, I left her a lengthy and thorough note asking for forgiveness, closure, resolution. I feel,rejected. Depressed. This is a problem, equally (kind of) shared between adults, however she is punishing me using the children. Prayers, please. Thank you
Forgiveness is often not for the benefit of the other but ourselves. We all have problems, we all make mistakes. But if you are really trying to be your best self, and someone blames you it is a mark of humility to ask for forgiveness and an example as well. In this case they didn’t take the hint and seek resolution but sought to control you and have power over you. Visualize the light of God over the children, realize your connection to them is through the heart. No one can take that love away from you. People who close their hearts will end up suffering, even if that is not what you wish. Hope they can learn their lessons quickly, and forgive.
Thank you all for your responses and continued prayer. As far as the family dynamics, not much has changed since my post in July. However, I can trust that God is working in their lives on things I do not know. In the mean time I am waiting…praying…trusting…keeping myself as healthy as I know how…using all the tools combined with my strengths…coping. My heart is broken by so many things of which I have no control. Peace. -Lindsey
Thank you everyone for your support, insight and continued prayers. Our family brokenness is still status quo. Please keep our family in your prayers. I know God is guiding us and leading us, however frustrating for me as it is not in a timely manner for me…such ignorant humanness…I know this debacle (my term) is truly in God’s timing and is His infinant wisdom. I just wish that I could get a glimpse of what will be… in the meantime my husband and I have made a decision to change our living situation in the upcoming 18 months, or so, so I ask for prayers that this is the right thing to do for us. Peace.