Checking the site this morning, thought I had queued this post for yesterday morning. Sorry for the delay.
This week I’m thankful for forgiveness.
I did a real dumb thing last weekend. Let me tell you about it and why I’m all about forgiveness this week.
My brother (& his family) live about 3 hours away. We don’t get to see each other very often for a variety of reasons. Around my birthday he sent an email saying they were coming into town for a visit in January. He told me the date and I promptly marked the wrong weekend.
Porter hosts a holiday party for a group he belongs to at our local KoC hall. Thinking we were planning it around their visit, we scheduled it for… you guessed it this past Saturday.
Needless to say, for some reason we weren’t able to make a connection while he was here.
No relationship is simple. He’s got some issues that cause me to tread lightly and not be my usual (probably overbearing) self and just show up. I know it probably sounds silly, but that’s where it’s at.
At first I was mad, at myself – for the mixup, at him – couldn’t he have check in before his visit or been a little more flexible? Then sad. Now just resigned and forgiving.
It doesn’t matter. It is what it is. Maybe we’ll connect… someday.
Until then, this week I’m thankful for forgiveness.
What are you thankful for this week?