Love’s Toughest Work

The worst mistake of my life was to break up with you. My fear of commitment made me run. The harder you tried to love me and hold on, the greater distance I created between us. I picked fights for no reason to justify leaving you. I’m so sorry. Please forgive me. J.B.

 

Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk.
If you twist it into something it was never meant to be,
it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator.
Forgiving seems almost unnatural.
Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do.
But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule.
Lewis B. Smedes

We Just Couldn’t Leave

I was so sure I could. You felt the same way. We love each other but when the night came to run away together, we couldn’t do it. Both of us started out to meet up at the station, but each turned around and went home before getting there. We just couldn’t leave our children. K.W.

I guess that’s just part of loving people:
You have to give things up.
Sometimes you even have to give them up.
Lauren Oliver

Forgive Me My Love

If I live another hundred years there will not be enough time for me to show you the depth of my thankfulness for your forgiveness. I know what I did was wrong; VERY WRONG and I deeply regret it. Your love is a gift far beyond what I deserve. You won’t be sorry. L.P.

I know I fought with you without any reason
forgive me my love.
I know I used bitter words for you
forgive me my love.
I know I hurt your feelings when you were innocent
forgive me my love.
I know I abused you even though you were right
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t believe in you as my partner
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t praise your good deeds
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t wipe your tears when you were sad
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t value your love and affection
forgive me my love.
Now, I have realized all my mistakes that I made
I promise you I will never let you down again.
Please forgive me and come back to me
Forgive Me My Love” by Ravi Sathasivam

An Unperfect Actor

It’s a shame I injured our love so badly. What a mess. My mistakes haunt me, but I did learn from them. I love you very much and hope in time you’ll give me another chance. I don’t deserve it, but if you find it in your heart I will move heaven and earth to be worthy. C.H.

As an unperfect actor on the stage,
Who with his fear is put beside his part,
Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage,
Whose strength’s abundance weakens his own heart;
William Shakespeare from “Sonnet XXIII