I have been writing about humility and learning from mistakes – that sort of thing. It brings me to think about forgiveness. It feels to me that at least two of my three children forgive me for being me – One still has a burr under their saddle. That is OK with me.
The bigger problem is one of forgiving self. Occasionally I hear one of my adult children say something I might have told them twenty five years ago – something that I now am embarrassed to have said. I don’t blame the adult child – but it really hurts to realize the life long influence of foolishness in parenting.
You don’t need to blabber about forgiving me – just be as good of a parent as you can be.