The Letter I Mentioned

An open letter:

Dear _________,

I bet you never thought you would hear from me, huh? Many years ago, I’m sure this letter would look quite different. Years ago, I would have written words out of anger, disgust and hurt. Today, I am writing this letter to tell you that I forgive you. I’ll never know why you made the choices you did, and I don’t want or need to. What you did to me was wrong and yes, it caused emotional damage, not only for me, but the entire family. I was blessed to be able to rekindle the relationship with Aunt ________ that you stole. You may have caused great pain, but with God I have been able to turn that pain into an incredible strength. I have given it all to Him and no longer hold feelings of ill will. I forgive you. I will never know if those words mean anything to you, and that is okay. I pray that you have changed your ways and asked God for forgiveness. The last I heard, your health was not great. I will pray for your healing. God bless.

Nikki

2 thoughts on “The Letter I Mentioned

  1. It’s not easy but sometimes for our own healing and to focus on the future, we need to forgive. To allow god to help carry the burden. I’m so sorry you went through this. So hope you can focus on you and your family now. Hold on to thoughts of new family holidays together again. xx

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    1. Thank you.💛 I thought I had fully let go of it all before, but as I read it out loud before posting, I cried. It felt more like tears of release, like I was finally letting go for good.

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