I wept as I read “A doctor forgiven” [News, Jan. 30]. I hope and pray I never find myself on either end of such a horrible situation.

The grace and dignity of the Peterman family, and the words spoken to the doctor by Monica Peterman’s son Bryan Greaves, are more than awe-inspiring. His words are, I suspect, what we are all supposed to learn in our lifetime: that is to forgive, no matter how egregious the crime, the slight, the insult, the inhumanity.

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Monica Peterman’s family, although grieving, is blessed.

Susan Hennings-Lowe, Huntington