Your decision to love certain people,
even after they make a mistake,
is your decision.
The truth is that we all say things we don’t mean
to mask the truth of our pain.
All we can hope
is that we have the strength to forgive those
who work relentlessly to be forgiven,
those who drive straight from the airport to our house after a long trip,
with a note in their hand,
words scribbled down from their flight
with everything they’ve been waiting to tell you.