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Fessing up and Forgivemess

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Yesterday I my son told me of a time 10 years ago when I said something that offended him.
It took him a long time to be able to confront me and tell me.
Today is my day to ask forgiveness and make things right. I try so hard to help my kids. It is a humbling thing to realize that sometimes I do hurt the ones that I love.

It is so important to listen to what our friends and family say to us, and be careful with our words.
Thank you Lord for teaching me anew how to listen and to think before I speak.
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FORZACHANDMATT 7/16/2014 10:30PM

    This makes me sad and happy because I am sure I have said things that are sitting with my boys but I can only hope that they are open enough to talk about it with me like your son did. It will make your relationship stronger

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KATELJM 7/16/2014 10:12PM

    TG, he is not keeping it to himself any longer, and you two were able to clear the air.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/16/2014 10:04PM

    Awwww, it is hard sometimes, but so glad your son talked w/you about it and you were able to resolve it and forgive! HUGS

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COLLEENCONQUERS 7/16/2014 6:19PM

    emoticon i love that about the Listen and Silent .. gonna put it in my journal !! thanks for sharing ..

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/16/2014 10:17AM

    Yes, it is important. Thank you for sharing. Wow, Listen and Silent. That's cool.

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1JACKIE542 7/16/2014 8:51AM

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/16/2014 8:50AM

    It does a heart good to confess, and forgive

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GRAMMYEAC 7/16/2014 8:48AM

    Sometimes we just misunderstand one another. We say what we think will be helpful, and the recipient feels it is hurtful. As others have said, we also speak quickly without thinking and can create a hurtful situation.

The imp;ortant thing is that your son has grown and can talk about the hurt without being angry. And that you can listen and respond with care and compassion.

I love your quotation!

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REGILIEH 7/16/2014 8:40AM

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NASFKAB 7/16/2014 8:31AM

  we just say things without thinking & hurt those we love the most great that your son spoke to you about it

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OHSOSVELTE 7/16/2014 8:31AM

    Hoping this will bring you so close to your son!! And how much he loves you to reach out to you. But now you've got me thinking! I have three boys and I'm trying to think of all the things I 've said and say! The time we have them is so short.

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TWEETYKC00 7/16/2014 8:25AM

    We don't always think about what we say, maybe we should.

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PATSYB7 7/16/2014 8:23AM

    We're human. We err. To forgive is to be free. Glad you two could talk it out.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/16/2014 8:07AM

    It's truly scary how long a child will remember things. Forgiveness is hard to give, but even harder to ask for.

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RD03875 7/16/2014 7:51AM

    Great blog

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NANCYPAT1 7/16/2014 7:41AM

    This is especially true with those close to us - we too often say "you KNOW I didn't mean it" or we simply refuse to HEAR what they are really saying. It is amazing that after 10 years he was able to tell you AND more importantly that you were able to HEAR him.

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EVIE4NOW 7/16/2014 7:15AM

  Old tune: "You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn't hurt at all." Tho usually unintentional, words can leave scars worse then physical scars.

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GOLFGMA 7/16/2014 6:07AM

    He was able to talk to you and that is a big thing! Love that you have a caring attitude. emoticon

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