Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you.

Jewel: How do you reconcile something that is irreconcilable? I guess you do not.

I’ve always secretly hoped that my family would be restored, repaired through grace and we could carve a turkey together some day. I don’t think that’s going to ever happen. And, that saddens me greatly.

Pride is what makes us irreconcilable to each other, isn’t it? Why can’t we learn to say we’re sorry? Why is it so difficult to own our mistakes and make amends?

Is it that the acts of incest are so deep that no one wants to discuss them? Or is it that they don’t think they’ve done anything wrong?

Whatever the reasons, it sucks that life has to be so riddled with irreconciled relationships. You can’t bring abuse with you, that’s for sure. But my heart is still filled with forgiveness towards my abusers.

Gem: It’s a really good thing that God is a God of justice. I don’t even know what justice means, but He does. I’m glad I’m on His side.

Metaphorical Gunpowder: I didn’t do anything wrong. I was abused and I was innocent.

Leave a one line jewel, a one line gem or something you kept yourself free from with metaphorical gunpowder.

Happy Saturday!

Originally published at http://prisonerbynocrimeofmyown.com on November 13, 2021.

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Jodie Tedder

Jodie Tedder

Incest. Murder. Rape. Then, I turned four. This is my story.