As I take care of my daughter after knee surgery, I remember an incident when a close family member of mine came to my home after I had surgery.
I have a rare lung disease, and am now in remission, but for a time I was not. And this family member stole all of the pain medication I needed to help me recover from having my neck cut open and parts of my lungs removed.
On my second day in recovery, my close relative left me with one pill out of thirty.
When I called her, and asked if she had taken my drugs after visiting, she insisted it was my 17 year old babysitter, who had taken them, and not her.
No one can ever say that I’ve not been forgiving. I trusted and believed my close relative and distanced myself from my beloved babysitter.
Later, I saw the truth, but I still forgave and allowed this harmful person in my life.
“Family is not necessarily your blood. We are raised to think that but sometimes our family lets us down and we end up creating a new family for ourselves. Family is the people you can rely on, people who won’t judge you, people who have your back, people you can trust, people who are loyal.’
Love and blessings to all.