Today, I will take my engagement ring and wedding band and cleanse it in the soft waters of the lake. I hope to change how I look at this beautiful diamond - no longer as a representation of our marriage, but as a symbol of the amazing child that we were blessed with and I have the honor of raising, nurturing and loving every day.
Today, there will be forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Another step on my everyday journey.
"Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of the past into a hope for our future. (Lewis B. Smedes)