Forgiveness. It’s What’s For Dinner
// May 29th, 2013 // life
Wow. A new blog post. Something must have happened!!! Yes, life has continued to happen.
A few questions about things in my life have surfaced lately and I figured it would be best to share. That way there isn’t any mis-information (or at least a little less).
First off- I’m not perfect and I never have been. Shocker, right? Nobody is perfect on this earth but how we deal with the “less than perfect” people can define us. It can shape our attitudes and our daily experiences.
However, this story about forgiveness isn’t about me. It’s about Renee. My wife of 21 years this week. She’s the hero of the story. Without her forgiveness there is no 21 years.
Around 20 years ago, Renee and I got in an argument. It was big enough for me to storm out of the house for the night. Not a night I’m proud of at all.
I won’t get into the details (if we are friends and you want the story I’m happy to tell you). We aren’t hiding anything but some details are meant for personal conversation.
Renee and I dealt with that night several years ago. She forgave. No, it wasn’t that easy. Trust is hard to come by. Forgiveness and memories are not easy to deal with. Renee dealt with it all and she forgave me. We moved on and life was back to normal.
Or so we thought.
This past weekend we met a beautiful young lady named Morgan for the first time. She’s 18. She’s my daughter. She’s pretty awesome and we are excited to add her to our family. Emma & Emerson instantly loved her as Renee and I did.
While I’m not proud of what happened I can say that I’m proud of Morgan and how she has handled all this. It’s hard to explain how something so awesome can come from a bad decision but it did.
Renee’s forgiveness didn’t end. She’s embraced Morgan as if she were her own. I’m so incredibly blessed by this woman that there is no way I could write enough blog posts just for her.
As for me. Forgiveness was a little hard to come by. I had a lot of anger. Anger at Morgan’s mom for hiding her and not letting me know. However, something that I’ve learned thru this is that God’s timing is perfect. I let the anger go. I’ve forgiven her mom for not telling me. Again, I want to put an emphasis on God’s timing. It’s perfect. I can’t explain his timing… I don’t think I’m supposed to.
Renee has truly lived out what forgiveness and love look like. Thank you Renee for loving me, forgiving me and standing by me when you’ve had so many reasons to walk away. I love you.
There you have it- the short version. I realize there will be some comments and thoughts that will be less than positive. Please save those for me and me alone.