I just have to share something I read that is popularly attributed to Nelson Mandela. It was something about trying to work with people who had supported apartheid, and he is quoted as having said, “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
I just think that statement says a lot about the purpose of forgiveness. As hard as it is to forgive, we are really helping our own selves heal when we let go of past injuries.
God bless and keep you safe and return to you to us very soon and without a smidgen of you injured and peace and love and blessings to every creature.