I have witnessed a true act of forgiveness. I am beside myself and my heart sings for joy for what I have witnessed today.
I just got off the phone with my mom.
Let me give you a brief background about a situation that occured in June. (Maybe it was May). As you know, I have survived the childhood sexual abuse I endured as a little, sorry, when I was young, I’m still little now haha. I had made a decision last year to confront my abusers and by the strength of God I did just that. Well friends, when the families of my abusers found out, they, along with my grandma, whom I truly love with all my heart, went over to my parents place and there was much conflict and horrible things said to my mom. My mom asked them to leave her home. After that my mom kept her distance. These family members are from my dad’s side of the family.
Ok so now we are in January and a situation has occureed where my grandma needs a place to live. I have spoken to my mom about this and did not offer my opinion in regards to this issue knowing how hurt my mom was after the incident. My mom felt strongly about what had happened and she refused to “budge” in this issue.
Today my mom called me. She said, “Chris, I have something to tell you” I replied, “what’s up?”. She said, “I’ve decided to have your grandma come live with us here for the next three months”. Friends, let me tell you, I almost broke down in tears, I got chills and felt God move. I was overjoyed to hear the softness and compassion in my mom’s voice and decision to forgive and move forward. I was abe to express to my mom how proud I am of her. I was also able to say that, no matter what others do or how others treat us, we need to give an account for ourselves only with God when the time comes.
The incredible serenity forgiveness brings when we have allowed forgiveness to flow from us to others is indescribable. It brings forth unity, connection, love and peace within ourselves, with God and with others. Our hearts open and “thaw” for love to grow. This does not condone bad behaviour done to us, for me it means that we will no longer allow that behaviour, incident or injustice to rule over us anymore. It means for me, that we will let go and let God fight our battles for us.
I awoke this morning thanking God for His miracles, blessings and favor in this day and look friends, I have been blessed so much to have been able to witness it.
I always love to say and have God fight my battles for me. He knows exactly how to do it. In this case He has demonstrated the incredible POWER of His LOVE today when my mom spoke to my abusers mom and told her of her decision. This my dear dear friends is what God’s love is about. Choosing to love when it’s hard and hurtful.
I’m so amazed at this heart transformation in my mom. I truly believe these transformations can only come from God.
WAY TO GO MOM! :D
Here’s to a more than fabulous day! Ching ching :D