The following is taken from a post I did on 3-26-11 on my writer's blog: Color me read.
with a few minor changes. If you find yourself re-reading, please forgive me. For once again, it is March, and I find myself feeling all those same feelings...
The original blog-post is here:
The above post still holds the record number of pageviews of any of my posts on my writer's blog. I have no idea why, but when I check the stats, under the keyword search label, "forgiveness quotes" is the highest. That says a lot about the times we live in. Not only do we all need forgiveness, we must remember to forgive others who sin against us:
In Matthew 6:14-15 Jesus says, “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
For any of you reading this who really know me, you know that I very rarely get depressed or down. That is not who I am. However, once a year I get a little blue. At this time of year, I feel like I am all alone, and no one out there really knows how I am feeling. After all, I don't know anyone else who has gone through exactly what I have. I am not seeking sympathy. Perhaps a few nods of understanding, or a few whispered prayers. I don't see this situation ever changing after all these years, but I do believe anything is possible.
For those of you, who do not know me; let me tell you a little story in pictures:
|Once upon a time...|
|I had a son...|
|Until he was 14.|
I will not go into details except to say that in 1985 he moved in with his father, and to this day, we do not speak- and it is not by my choosing. On March 27th he will be 41. I had always hoped that he would have a change of heart far before this time. I can't help but feel that he just doesn't care. After all:
And since he chooses to ignore any and all of my attempts to contact him through the years, I have no other recourse than to believe that my feelings are correct.
I will never stop loving him, and I will continue to pray for him and his family each and every day. Regardless of how long it takes, I will be here waiting.
In the meantime, there is always a slight chance he could stumble upon this blog after seeing it on his sister's page. So, therefore:
Thanks for reading, and any prayers sent my way will be greatly appreciated.
God Bless you all!
Mother and Child Statues from: