I have been asked to partake in a 3 Day quote challenge by rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com and I wanted to thank her for thinking of me in this challenge. Thank you very much, and please be sure to circle back to my nominator’s blog to find more quotes.
The rules are simple and short:
Thank your nominator and link back to their blog
Write three quotes total, one for each day
Nominate three fellow bloggers each day, nine total
I’ve been thinking what to put today for a quote that has special meaning to me and it hasn’t been easy. I have the perfect a quote and one that has personally helped me through hard times but that one I want to save for the Grand Finale.
So thinking about today’s quote has taken me some time I had one in mind but it just didn’t feel right for me but that’s when I found it the one that I have a deep personal connection to so here it is:
“Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.” – Steven Aichison
This quote, when I found it pretty much describes how I feel most of the time. Since I was young, I have always been the one that is there for everyone, for a long time I believed that I had to be the strong one for everyone else and I have done this pretty much all my life. It all stems from my granddad. Now I loved him, he was the one that was always there for everyone no matter what happened, he was a comfort to anyone who needed it and an unstoppable force when someone hurt those he loved.
When he died I found myself taking on this role for my mum and rest of my family, but it didn’t stop there I have applied this to almost everyone in my life and for anyone I care about there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do.
But all this comes at a cost, who is there for me? Because I have to be the strongest one, I have to be the one others rely on. I can’t turn to anyone because I don’t want to burden them with my problems because I know what they are going through. So I deal with it in silence.
I smile through the pain, even if it’s killing me.
I cry behind closed doors so no one will know.
And I fight. God how I fight every day to keep going and no one knows about the battle raging inside of me.
But now I have someone else to fight for, My daughter waiting for her is the one that’s keeping me going.
Ok so that may all have gotten a little away from me in what I was trying to say but at the end of the day this quote is very powerful, and it should make everyone think. “Do I know someone like that? Are they in pain? What can I do to help them?”
Believe me, all that’s needed for these people is a kind word and the occasional hug. It keeps us going.
My nominations for today are:
Look forward to seeing what you come up with