I have walked for a long time in the shadow of parents whose decisions I could not understand. Decisions that still hurt me to this day.
I have been unable to find the forgiveness required to put the past behind me and move forward. Perhaps I never will.
But these words have perhaps shown me a path to that forgiveness. A means by which I can step outside that shadow and find some light. Whether I can ever take those steps is still uncertain, but for the first time in my life, I feel like I can see the way.