I have been struggling lately with forgiveness,not for my daughters abuser,I'm not ready for that,but for my mother in law.She has been the object of my rage.My husband cut all ties with her when she nonchalantly told us she hired the abuser a lawyer.That was 15 months ago.My husband's adult daughter keeps us informed of what is going on and in those past 15 months my mother in law has said some very,very damaging things.My husband is on drugs,I take our daughter from doctor to doctor to get meds,and that I was abused as a child and trying to get justice through our daughter,and many other things.Last week I started feeling like it's time to start healing,to try and reconcile somewhat.I feel a calm and have been struggling with weather or not to forgive her.She is a very controlling person and this and last holiday season has been wonderfully quiet and calming.So yesterday I watched John Hagee's sermon on T.V.I watch him occasionally but usually when my husband does,he loves him.But lowe and behold,the message was on forgiveness and I just had to watch.So he explained that devine forgiveness demands that the one forgiven changes.I don't believe that she will change,she believes she is right,her ways are set.she believes her denomination is the only one and looks down on others,so I am wondering if there is a way to forgive but not really associate with her,be gracious but not too involved.And if she continues in her ways what are my obligations?I do know I feel I have moved on and let a lot of the anger and revenge go,and maybe for now that's all I need
I need support to get through this difficult time. I was asked to write a victim statement on how the abuse has affected my children and I. I can think of words to say aloud but when it comes to writing it down a draw a blank.how do describe the pain a person whom you’ve loved for so long in writing? Deep down i still love this person as we have grown up together, made a family together, talked...
I heard rumors about this years ago, and I have nothing to do with gymnastics or MSU or anyone mentioned in the story. It's amazing how long rumors can linger before justice is done, but it looks like this monster is on his way to paying for what he's done.https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/larry-nassar-victims-impact-statements_us_5a5e0860e4b03c4189691307?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009