Eventually Harriet was delivered from this situation and was reunited with her children and lived the rest of her life in freedom. I was utterly blown by Harriet's ability to forgive her enemies and not get sucked into a pit of bitter resentment. She had every reason to be bitter. She had every reason to hate all those who betrayed her and treated her worse than a dog. But she did not. She even remained optimistic, saying, "I trusted that some threads of joy would yet be woven into my dark destiny."
Harriet Jacobs, pray to God for us, that we too may walk, crawl or at least just collapse upon the road of forgiveness.