To all those courageously, stubborn people
we love so very much,
who are going through some dark and trying moments
and more than likely too proud to ask for help
thinking it would be some sort of burden or bother.
that it would be an admission of weakness or failure to reach out
and even worse,
fear of vulnerability or emotion.
So I got an idea
that maybe the best thing to do
is explain what the rest of us already know
and it won’t cost you one second of wondering
and hopefully fills your heart with some sort of comfort
at a moment you may just need it.
We know it has been hard.
We know you have meltdowns,
and we know you have cried alone.
We know you are fighting and continue to fight
every single day.
We know you won’t let some of us get close enough to assist you
yet we know you do need us discretely from time to time.
We know you wanted to give up more than a few times
but also we know you never will.
We know you keep most of us at arm’s length
so we don’t have to feel the hurt like you do.
We know you would be annoyed and maybe even angry
if you thought we pitied you.
We feel helpless
yet we sit patiently in the background
in the event that you do call on us.
We know you feel beaten down some days and hide it diligently,
as not to draw any undue attention to yourself.
We know you are stubborn in your convictions
but definitely more than capable
when it comes to your endurance and strength.
We know you are not weak or incapable
but we do know you are not super human either.
We know you are a warrior
and although not all warriors win their battles
they sure as hell never back down from a fight.
we do know more than you think
but we also know enough
to give you the respect and space
to do the things you need to do.
One more thing…
You know who you are!
Have a great day and may God Bless xo