Written on the day of my first Holy Communion


From today, I turn my face away
From all the harm
My mother did to me,
Remembering it no more.

I call the positives to mind, 
While thanking you
For bringing good
From all I have experienced in life.



I will never again remember their sins (Jeremiah 31:34; NLT).

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NLT).

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God (Romans 8:28; NRSV).

4 thoughts on “Written on the day of my first Holy Communion

    • Indeed it does, though sadly not with my mother, who is now incapable of hearing or understanding. I’d be very surprised if she even knew who I was. Last time I saw her, she didn’t wake at all. The time before, I sat on her bed and spoke honestly to her about forgiveness, but I don’t think she heard or grasped any of it, though you never know… XXXXXX

      • But she is capable of hearing because that is the very last sense to leave us. She will have heard, Ruth, and even though she may not be capable of responding, the vital thing is your forgiveness and compassion. XXX

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