Forgiving Francesca

Have you ever had to forgive someone who was never even sorry to begin with or how hard is it to forgive yourself for a past mistake or decision you’ve made ? Do you forgive me for throwing some hard ball questions your way on this glorious Easter Weekend? Lol

Forgiveness continues to be one of the hardest pills to swallow in our society which is quite ironic, considering that once it is attained, peace and tranquility seems to just find its way right to you.

I was never one to hold a grudge. I just never saw the point of holding on to something that has already passed, dwelling , and continuing to live in that moment. It makes no sense to me.

Where is the growth?

I remember watching my mother in amazement as she succumbed to pain that I know the average person could not endure. It’s nothing like heartache coming from the ones you love, but somehow, this woman was able to forgive the ones who hurt her, forgive herself for allowing herself to feel so vulnerable for a short period of time and still thank God for giving her the opportunity to live another day.

This behavior would leave me flabbergasted. How could she just walk away from pain just like that. How could she smile again after all that she went through? How?

The answer to that million dollar question is Faith. My mother’s faith was so strong and sturdy nothing could knock it down. Growing up and going through the ins and outs of life as an adolescent, I never thought I would make it. From failed relationships, nursing school, and friendships, you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t going to make it past 25. (Yes Leo’s Are Dramatic!) But somehow I did!

I had to forgive the ones that hurt me to get here.

I had to forgive myself for all the hurt I caused my self to get here.

Forgive myself for the mistakes I made for me to get here.

And I had to continue to thank and praise God for his mercy and grace and continued strength on this journey.

This Easter, I plan to reflect and press reset on my life. It has been a whirlwind lately and forgiving myself is the first step to settling the storm. We are only human, life is short, who wants to live it bickering or badgering, say Sorry and Move On!

Faith Can Move Mountains!

#Believe #Forgive #Reset #Move On

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