We were watching Dog The Bounty Hunter last night (yes we watch it as a family, the boy loves it!) and saw an incredible show of strength and love that I thought was gone from this world. In a nut shell a woman (addicted to drugs) had her bond revoked by her boyfriend. That means he signed as the responsible party for here bail/bond and now wanted her back in jail. That means Dog and his crew had to bring her in and put her back in jail. When they called the woman they found that her boyfriend had hung himself. He had tried to change her and help her and could not, so he did the only thing he thought he could, send her back to jail to get clean, and then he killed himself. The woman came in and surrendered.
While she is in the office awaiting the ride to jail, the mother and brother of the boyfriend show up and want to see the woman. This old lady then gets on her knees weeping with the woman and tells her she forgives her and that she needs to get clean, get better and live a good life and that when she gets out of jail she would be there waiting for her and welcome her and love her like a daughter-in-law. She says, As I loved him, I will love you. It turns out that day was also his birthday.
Absolutely incredible, the strength of heart and faith that this mother had to embrace this woman for whom her son killed himself. We were all moved to tears. If only there were more of this mother, the world would be a better place.