The Strength In Us
Today, I write about the strength in us. Do you ever get tired of being the strong one? I have been the strong one in the family since I was a child. I was a middle child and naturally became the “mediator” in my alcoholic/drug dependent dysfunctional home. I always seemed to keep a cool head about me and acted like the adult trying to calm everyone down and get things settled…each to their own corner, if you know what I mean.
I always seemed to keep a cool head about me and acted like the adult trying to calm everyone down and get things settled…each to their own corner, if you know what I mean.
When I married, it was the same situation. I married an alcoholic and eventually had two drug dependent step-children in their teens so I again was the mediator between the kids and their drunken father and Juvenile Hall and Social Workers and Counselors.
All I really wanted was for someone else to be the strong one once and a while. But that never happened. Now, I am 65 and still the strong one and today, I need to keep it together until 4:30 pm Central Time when I take my dog, Guinness, to be euthanized for his cancer that has become worse. I will keep it together until he has passed and I am at home again and then, I will cry and fall apart. That’s what I do, you see.
I wish for you someone to be the strong one for you so you can lean on him or her occasionally. We all need that. I am not completely alone. I have my adult daughter and God. I am thankful for those two in my life. Susan…
You Were Given This Life Because You Are Strong Enough To Live It.
Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it and accept it.
Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength. ~ Brigitte Nicole
Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.