I shared a post last week regarding humans being strange creatures. Apparently, a former friend thought that post was about them, when it was not. My post was regarding my son-in-law’s friend of 20 years and what transpired between them shortly after their wedding. Regardless, this just confirms what I said about humans being strange creatures.
This former friend was going through a health crisis, and I came along side to encourage her. Later, I met her in person and made some of her wishes come true in some activities we went on which she never had an opportunity to explore before previously in life. I do not regret this visit nor the money invested at all, as wonderful memories were made when we were having a good time. There were things on that trip which left us both feeling as if improvements could have been made on both ends. Nevertheless, we exchanged comments about that visit, which I thought was in an effort to clear the air and let bygones be bygones. However, that was not the case with her. It’s sad when people have the wrong idea about you and decide in their mind something that isn’t true. I tried to fulfill some of her wishes. What I would not do is create a Go Fund Me Page for her. Maybe that offended her, too, but I have a hard time asking people to donate to a cause, especially when so many far and wide are in need. Sadly, there are a lot of people struggling with health issues. Greg’s aunt is one having an extremely hard time and may not make it to see the holidays. There is someone so very near and dear to my heart in my own family who will see the doctor in November to discuss surgery options for their health concern as well. I never told her this with what she was going through. She focused on herself, so I let her. The truth is that people every where are hurting, and we are all going through one thing or another. While I wouldn’t create a Go Fund Me Page for her, what I did do was pray for her, for her health, and for her family. I know God can help. He is the Great Physician. He can do ALL things.
What I can do also at this point in time is offer forgiveness , and I do. My heart holds no grudges and only wishes them well … today, tomorrow, and always.
You will know that forgiveness has begun
when you recall those who hurt you
and feel the power
to wish them well. ~Lewis B. Smedes