Oh Child of Mine,
If there is one thing I can tell you about your father, he is a tremendously forgiving man. My behavior could be wrought with selfishness, complete with immature whining, complaining, and insult throwing. But should I come to repent, he never hesitates. The man lives out Matthew 18:21-22.
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’
Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’
I am inclined to bring this up as I admire my sparkling diamond earrings. Kevin just bought them for me this Christmas 2013 as a way of saying, I forgive you for losing one of those costly diamond earrings I bought you for our very first Christmas together in 2008. I wrote a little bit about that saga back in December 2009, just before the first anniversary of the gift. All these years later and I’m still so so sad and so so confused about the fact that the single earring never was discovered. I kept it’s mate, stored away in my jewelry box, waiting for the perfect re-purposing opportunity.
These beautiful diamonds speak forgiveness.