Martha, it was a great honor to read and work with you on this. I can't imagine the emotions and process that you went through, and you're strong not only for sharing your story, but for being able to forgive. You're right that forgiveness is for you, not for the other person. Thank you for this. It's one of the most powerful stories I've read in a long time.

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