We all have a mother and a father – and that’s who they are to us, our mother and father. So, when we’re forced to look at them as people, often flawed people, there are usually things about them we must…reckon with.
I’ve done a lot of reckoning over the years about my parents, mostly in an effort to find reasons why they did what they did, made the choices they made, and behaved as they behaved – and about how all of that went into who I am as a person.
All that thinking about my parents finally lead me to place of understanding, sympathy and ultimately forgiveness.
This story about my parents puts into words many of my thoughts from the past few decades. It’s incredibly personal, but I think elements of it are universal. I hope you take away from it thoughts of your own parents, and how they helped shape you and your life.