I do not need you understand my pain.
I need you to understand that I work every day to rise above it and to prevent it from leading me into the depths of despair.
I need you to understand that there are days when I succeed in my efforts – magnificently succeed!
I need you to understand that there are days when I stumble, falter, and succumb; when fear overshadows my focus and clouds my skies.
I need you to understand that on these days, my countenance and my behavior do not reflect on my perseverance, my hope, and my joy.
On these days, I need you to understand, there is simply a cloud or two in my otherwise light filled life.