It seemed as if the hurt and anger pulled the teen into an abyss of poor choices herself. We reached out to her in counseling, supportive love and prayer, hoping to heal the destructiveness of the situation.
Then one day it happened, a spark of forgiveness shown towards her mother. At first they just talked, then through tears the spark grew into a flame. Today, this young lady occasionally goes to stay with her mom and returns to us happier, and with a much more positive attitude. Indeed, forgiveness is a powerful thing.
Take Away: Forgiveness is a powerful thing.