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

10 thoughts on “Today

  1. Susan, you and Tom are amazing and beautiful people. What a blessing to be able to read your words and thank you for sharing your heart. It is truly inspiring…


  2. Prayers,love, and hugs! You inspire,teach and give strength to us all. It is beyond words, and sometimes beyond belief. Your choice is a example for all of us, and a powerful,meaningful message to everyone! Love,thoughts,and support!


  3. I am thinking of you. I can’t imagine such a day… I remember being taught to see God in our fellow man /woman /person… Today I see what that means more. Your goodness and ability to forgive inspires me. I see so much grace in you and your words. May you have whatever you need today. We love you Susan!


  4. I am sorry that you have to go through this today and glad, too. Mario will see God’s love in you and Tom and it could completely change his life. I know you’ve heard it over and over – ‘God is using you’.


  5. Gosh Susan & Tom, today has to be one I those days that kinda of feels like the first day of school, equivalent to the first day of the rest of your life! May the forces of Gods gracious strength be felt all around you. I wish I knew you guys surely is hug you both..instead I am sending you an invisible hug! Which to my sons standards is even better because invisible is super hero magic… So with that I am sending you and Tom & the rest of your family & the dog as well my family’s super hero invisible magical hugs & best wishes:) may Mario see the impact he Chose to make that night.. God bless you and your heart. Xoxoxox


  6. I owe you three hugs from Julie. I plan to deliver those to you soon! You know we’re with you in spirit and prayer. God’s love like a dove on you both today. One more baby step with God. We love you both.


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