I forgive myself, and then I move on. You can sit there forever, lamenting about how bad you’ve been, feeling guilty until you die, and not one tiny slice of that guilt will do anything to change a single thing in the past.
“You were just 10 years old back then, and now you’re the father of a 13-year-old boy. It must’ve been tough. How did you endure it? It must’ve been difficult to raise a boy alone. If I were you, I wouldn’t have been able to do it so well. You’ve grown up well, Soohyuk.”