I am no stranger to mental illness having struggled with an eating disorder for nearly a decade. [You will find a bit of my story HERE.] My life was a mess. I was a mess. And because of my experience, I know that outward struggles do not define us. I believe in transformation and redemption. And most importantly forgiveness.
I have not “written my sister off” nor do I harbor ill-will towards her; I simply cannot be a part of her life as long as she continues to make choices that put her and others in harm’s way. I have made it clear that I am open to a relationship if she takes responsibility for her choices, seeks help, and turns away from the path she is on.
When I posted THIS two years ago, I did so purposely on her birthday because I believe in transformation and redemption.
And most importantly forgiveness.