Forgiving My Daughter's Killer: A True Story of Loss, Faith, and Unexpected Grace

Just read the title and there ya go.  You know what happened and you know what the author's response was.  Simple. Right?

No.  Not at all.  Not for a moment.

Be prepared to grieve.  To hurt.  To understand. 

The insight hits you hard.

It begins about 1/4 of the way through the book.  Grosmaire is thoughtfully considering her daughter's killer (boyfriend Conor) and realizes that she doesn't wish to be mentally stuck on the idea that Conor is merely a killer.  If she does this, then, she has to consider her daughter as merely the one who was killed and she doesn't want this to happen to Ann, her daughter.  She knows that if you leave anyone in this position, then, you are negating the sum of your experiences with each of them.

Forgiving My Daughter's Killer: A True Story of Loss, Faith, and Unexpected GraceIn the next paragraph or so, Grosmaire makes the decision to forgive Conor.  As we tread paragraphs, we learn that her decision to forgive had actually begun some time earlier in her life.  She had in fact, many opportunities to practice with her husband.  Her love for Andy is strong.  The two sometimes have silly arguments that evolve before either party knows what has happened.

Grosmaire realizes that when we refuse to forgive, we are accepting our status as that of a victim. 

The last chapter is about forgiveness.  What it really is.  What it really is not.  It is insightful to a degree that is otherwise, unfathomable.

Author: Kate Grosmaire With Nancy French
File Size: 852 KB
Print Length: 225 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 15, 2016)
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Language: English

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