i am sorry for holding daniel under water. i did not realize it because i was in the middle of fighting justin when it happened. (and i did not actually have him in a leg lock, and I think he could have gotten out of it if he tried harder.) i will go apologize to lil' danny.
will you forgive me?
I most definitely forgive you for "trying to kill your brother" (as Daniel put it). I forgive you just as Christ has forgiven me for doing things that caused him to have to die on a cross to take the punishment for my sins. Thankfully, He has paid for your sin, too, so you don't have to die for holding Daniel underwater.
Thanks for admitting your sin and apologizing. And especially for telling Daniel that you were wrong and should never have done that to him. Your little brother watches you, copies you, and wants to be like you. Wouldn't it be terrible if he did something foolish, even on accident, and hurt someone (like Cooper or another younger child)? Let's both try to remember that our actions have consequences, OK? I'm really glad God gave me you for a son!
I love you :)