3 Day Quote Challenge

I was nominated by Manuela @inaloveworld to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge.
DAY 1!
I will choose my favorite quotes by others and include an original quote each day ??


Stop giving people the power to steal your peace. It belongs to you and no one should be able to run away with it.     ~A. Elle

I love this quote so much because I have struggled with that for a long time; giving other people my peace. I am what I like to call a “recovering people pleaser.” While in this season of reflection and self discovery, one of the things I am seeking understanding on is the origin of this. When did this start and more importantly, why?! That’s probably a post in and of itself for a later time


Hurt knows my name, I’m no stranger to pain. Life knocks me down, but I always get up again. ~Joni grieftolife.com

This is my motto. For several years, my life has consisted of a daily walk through struggle and pain. We all know pain and loss. We are going to be knocked down. The important thing is to always get back up!


Thank you to Manuela https://inaloveworld.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this challenge!
My Nominees:
https://mdw4christ.wordpress.com/
https://windsofchange18.wordpress.com/
https://meandray.com/
Rules:
1.) Thank the person who nominated you.
2.) Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3.) Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
4.) Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.
Much love,
Joni

Published by Joni@GrieftoLife

Gotta love the 'About Me' sections of everything. I feel like I'm either in a one sided interview or trying to create a dating profile. "I like starry nights and long walks on the beach" Ha! All jokes aside, it is necessary to share your story. Especially in a place like this where you hope to reach people through your struggles. So here goes everything... Hi everyone 👋🏼 Grief is a journey, an ever changing and painful process. It can isolate you and make you feel more lonely than one could ever imagine. That is why I write and share my story. We need support. We need people that "get it." We need each other. I was married to the love of my life, just shy of 13 years. We went to school together, known him since elementary. He was my "boyfriend" in 5th grade. I even wrote "Joni Roberts" in my notebooks and cheered for him when he played basketball at recess 😂 We came back together when we went to the prom, as friends, our senior year in high school. That was in 1997. We started dating seriously in the summer of 1998. He asked me to be his wife in February of 1999. We said "I do" on October 2nd of the same year. We had our first child in October of 2000, our son. We had our daughter, 22 months later in August of 2002. In the time we were married, we went through more than most could go through in a lifetime. We never gave up on each other. In June of 2012, he and I were in a horrible car accident that claimed his life. In an instant, my entire world was shattered, leaving me a grieving single mother of two grieving children who are now teenagers. I'm walking day by day through life without the one that would be with me forever. I would have never imagined that this is where I would be in my life at 38 years old. But, I am doing everything I can to be strong, to raise our two children, to take this grief and use it to fuel the purpose for the rest of my days here on earth. ONE. DAY. AT. A. TIME. Today: I am in the waiting room for my first neurologist appointment. It is in the same office as my surgeon from the accident. I'm sitting here remembering myself horribly hurt and in a wheelchair and I'm overwhelmed with feelings but mostly reflecting on how far I've come. I love and miss my best friend every single day. I'm positive that won't change until we are together again. I am choosing to try and live my life in a way that would honor him and make him proud. Living With Purpose.

21 thoughts on “3 Day Quote Challenge

  1. Nomination is well deserved, Joni. Congratulations!!
    As long as we get up one time more than we get knocked down, we are on positive ground.
    God Bless,
    George

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