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It won't be quick. But God will use this mess for good. But don't despair either. With God's help you will get through this. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave.
Here in the pits, surrounded by steep walls and angry brothers, we wonder, Will this gray sky ever brighten? I want you to know that I love you now and that I will love you always. I won't let anything come between us! Even though times have been rough for us lately, I want you to know that I still adore you.
Although we've had some disagreements and fights lately, I want you to know that I still need to hear your voice. I know we've spent some time apart lately, but I want you to know that I think about you all the time, through every day and night. It's true we sometimes say things to hurt each other, but I want you to know that I love you with all my heart.
These times have been hard lately, but let's remember all the good things we have had, and the wonderful times we can yet have together. Being with you through these hard times has changed my life. That might sound dramatic, but it's completely true! Never before had I felt so warm inside, so complete and full of hope.
When you say, "I love you," I am overcome with a sense of wonder and gratitude that I can't fully express. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right. Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
I have dealt with depression for as long as I can remember. I can feel it every day, a tiny inkling that causes breathtaking emotional pain at the most inconvenient of times. I am grateful for the nights he holds me while I cry for hours for no reason. I am thankful that he puts up with my random periods of irritability.
He takes care of me and I never even had to explain myself. This intense love is frightening, because every day, I fear that one more thing will push him over the edge.
That one more time of me rolling over in bed, teary-eyed, for no reason, could push him away. I am often overcome with guilt and I hate that my feelings about myself cause any pain on his part.
Sometimes he is not easily convinced, but I try as hard as I can with the little energy I have. Every day is a struggle. I am constantly on edge, going back and forth between caring too much and not caring at all, wondering when he will have enough. He is quick to remind me how much he loves me, but I am just as quick to be overcome with crippling doubt.
Never let anyone tell you that your mental illness is the reason why you are not in a relationship.Love is bigger than you are. You can invite love, but you cannot dictate how, when, and where love expresses itself. You can choose to surrender to love or not, but in the end, love strikes like.