One thing you’ll learn about me through this blog is that I can be a pretty cheesy person at times. But I expect you all to be cheesy with me. So can I get a woop-woop for Thankful Thursday?
I hope you all had an awesome Wishful Wednesday yesterday although I wasn’t able to post. I had an unintended busy Wednesday yesterday and I apologize for not getting around to writing. I’m realizing how hectic life can be when I have church priorities, family and friends, and school to keep up with as well as writing a blog daily. But I’ll work on it and try my best not to skip again 🙂
I loved how last week’s thankful Thursday went down. I had lots of feedback from people thanking loved ones and saying how much they enjoyed Thursday’s posts. After much thinking, I’m considering creating a theme each Thursday. No one has to follow the theme if they want to post a letter. I’m mainly doing this for myself (and to have a more interesting title). I find it’s much easier to write a thank you letter to someone I’m fond of and get along with. But what about people in your life who have hurt you, but maybe at one time loved you? What about people you used to be close with, but as time went on you drifted apart? For this weeks letter, I’m going to label it forgiveness. I’m going to write about someone who hurt me when I was younger. I realized later on how much him hurting me actually helped me see life in a different perspective. In a way I want to thank him.
So I encourage you to think back to a time in your life that you’ve been deeply wounded by someone you love. Try to thank them, not necessarily for whatever it is they did to you, but for a different time when you used to get along. I’m praying for today that through a thank you letter to the person that hurt you, freedom will be restored and you’ll both be able to forgive yourselves and each other.
With that being said, here’s our second letter.
February 9, 2012
Although you hurt me physically and emotionally, I want to thank you. If you wouldn’t have done what you did, I don’t think I’d be who I am with where I am today. Sure, God would have gotten me here somehow, but it would be so, so different. I wouldn’t be able to relate to women as much. I wouldn’t have gone chasing for answers from things of the world. I wouldn’t have pointed fingers and blamed God. I would be different in every way.
I pray for you continuously that God will bless your life. You’re married now and I pray He blesses your family. I forgave you a long time ago. I told you I did and I hope you knew I was being truthful. I hope you were able to let go of what has happened in your life and what you did to me. I hope you don’t have demons haunting you.
I know God has a huge calling on your life. I pray that what happened doesn’t hinder you from reaching your full potential.
Because of what happened, I plan to put an end to it. I don’t want what happened to me to happen to other women, children, and even males. No one deserves that. So thank you. In a way, you ignited a fire in my heart that God put there. You fanned the flame.