Tom and I are heading to the court house today for Mario’s sentencing. He is pleating guilty to his charges, he is admitting that the choices he made that night were the wrong ones.
Before the sentencing I have the right to express to the judge the impact the case has had on me. I plan on describing what happened for me on the night of October 20th. I plan on looking at Mario and telling him that I am taking his admission of guilt as an apology and that I forgive him. I am doing this because this is the lesson we always taught the girls, you forgive others as Jesus forgives you. I have no control over the consequences that Mario will have because of his choices that night but I can forgive him.
This morning a friend texted me this and it has really spoken to me all day. Thank you!
“Yet The Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For The Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.” ~Isaiah 30:18