“What matters in life is not what happens to you, but what you remember and how you remember it.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late, highly acclaimed, South American novelist.

Lord knows people see things differently. Witnesses to crimes don’t tell identical stories.

People are entitled to their feelings about events. That affects their ability to recall an event and how it is recalled.

My older sister saw several of our shared memories differently. That was true of the memories involving dad. Though he was difficult for all of us, he was more distant and painful with me

And so, we have the perceptions that live with us and die with us. Forgiving my father for loving me less than he might have has been all uphill.

My faith requires me to forgive him, and by the grace of God, I am on that journey.

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