Today is Sunday; I’m recovering from the flu or seasonal allergies. No need to see a doctor. However, I am not sleeping well. Having trouble getting a niece out of mind. About ten years ago, she influenced two very young loved ones. Probably believes my reaction is mute. If anything makes sense, what she allowed is repulsive. In fear of exposure, prison, dying, she took her baby and ran off. Disgusted, blaming anyone else will never make amends.
Three years ago, my mother discretely revealed the mystery. Silence filled the air. My child had kept this a secret while I was wondering “where did I go wrong”. Time heals. Lessons learned.
Forgiving, of course. Otherwise, I’ll be making my own life miserable by holding a grudge. We all have the right to remain hopeless. Yet, with all due respect, when forgiveness is mentioned, may we all keep moving onward: forgiving one another.
The guilt trip:
These emotions have been tucked away for over 10 years. Yet, pitching a guilt trip is an awful way to deal with it. Of course I care about my niece. I want to hear good reports about her existence. I want to hear that she has found better influences instead of stepping backwards. That’s all folks!