Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dear Husband, Dear Joe

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. ~Author Unknown

Dear Husband,

Thank you for listening to me last night. You cannot know how much that meant to me! I love you very much! I understand that you were feeling hurt in the car on Saturday. You have enabled us to move on by listening and understanding. Your apology to Joe was very brave and important. I am proud of you.

Aristotle once said: Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody’s power. That is not easy.

I know this is not easy for you. I am here for you. I appreciate all that you have done for us. Thank you.

Love, HB

Dear Joe,

Your Dad loves you very much. His anger stemmed from a place of pain. He did not understand your question at the time you asked it. He does understand now and this is very important. His apology was very important. I understand how hurt you are. Look to your heart and find that wonderful spot reserved for forgiving our own faults as well as others.

Sidney and Suzanne Simon said it well: Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.

I will always be here for you and I will always love you with all of my heart. I am proud of you. You are wonderful. I feel blessed to have you in my life.

Love Mom


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