This is my contribution to #ForgivingFridays – please join me on your blog any day this week! It’s also my sharing for Dutch Goes the Photo’s Challenge, Broken. Frank, I took a photo of me as a little girl – photo may be lined, and the awesome baby is whole. Thank you so much.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Compassion and My Mom.
It’s #ForgivingFridays! A day to do forgiveness and share about it on your blog. (if you want to! See below for guidelines ❤ )
Two beautiful bloggers contributed to #ForgivingFridays last week. Nikki of Flying Through Water shared a video on how acknowledging each other makes a big difference. Miriam of The Showers of Blessings gave us a poem on the freedom that comes with forgiveness. Both posts illustrate how forgiveness, kindness, and caring can touch us deeply. Thank you so much Miriam and Nikki – great blogs!
For me, I realized this week how I was still judging my mom. She was mentally ill, and I saw her as incomplete, or weak. Or even broken. I talked with someone about it, and I further realized that I see ME as incomplete, weak, and broken.
I feel stuck with it.
Time for forgiving. And this time, I really ask for help from Spirit – I don’t know how to do this alone:
I forgive myself for judging my mom as weak, or broken, or anything less than whole and complete. I forgive myself for judging myself as weak, broken, or anything less than whole and complete. And most of all, I forgive myself for judging myself for the similarities I see in me to mom, especially my sensitivity and my creativity.
Mom, I let these judgments go. And I accept you and love you. And I accept and love myself.
My mom gave me so much love. She taught me how to be kind. She taught me how to treat others with compassion. I take these gifts inside of me and receive them. Thanks Mom.
Funny, because I just came across a birthday card my mom sent me over 20 years ago. (She died about 10 years ago.). My mom wrote: “I think of you every day.” In the card was a photo of me as a baby. I took a photo so you can see it.
Mom, you gave me a loving space to express myself.
I don’t know if I’ve fully let this go, and that’s ok with me. What I do know is I’m committed to forgiving it all. And to love.
“Compassion is a state of being. It comes through grace.” ~D. Roth
I invite you to join me in Forgiving Fridays, however that love and compassion expresses itself inside of YOU.
Thanks for reading. I love you.
Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:
- Every day is Friday! Do a post today or anytime this week.
- Free free to be creative – there’s LOTS of space for your expression! Whatever inspire forgiving inside you.
- Tag your post with #ForgivingFridays (here’s a great WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post. This way, I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week.
- Have fun creating your own form of forgiving, of loving YOU!!