I love Spring for three reasons. First, the sun is brighter and it stays out longer. Second, the temperatures are perfect. Three, color is everywhere. When depression is at its worst, the only colors I see are black and grey. Everything is so dull. My senses, my emotions, and even my eyes only sees the… Continue reading Color Color Everywhere!!!
Yesterday, Birmingham lost another soul to a senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to his wife and children. My heart hurts for them profoundly. I mentioned before, how could a "caveman" be depressed? He provides for his family. He has responsibilities to put them through school and pay for their activities. It is for those… Continue reading Tragedy, Loss and Insensitivity
Monday we had our first AWARE planning group meeting. It was highly enlightening. We had about 11 of us there and we all shared our reasons why we were there. They were all valid and we all share a common goal to get the word across that depression, suicide, etc is a problem and we… Continue reading Melancholy Madness
Did you know David in the Bible battled severe depression? "How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long?" Ps 13:2. He knew the darkness and hopelessness we feel. He questioned God often why he left him alone: "Why, O Lord, do you stand far off?… Continue reading Where is God in the Darkness?
Just like any illness, their is remission and recovery from depression and bipolar disorder. If you follow your doctor's orders, and work hard, you can live a beautiful life. People who battle severe clinical depression/ bipolar disorder see the world in a whole different light. I am going to try my best to describe what… Continue reading THE BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF DEPRESSION/BIPOLAR DISORDER
I just read Kay Warren's post on Face Book. She speaks of the grief she is still experiencing for the loss of her child. She also tells what and what not to say to a parent who has lost a child. I cannot even fathom what she and my other friends have gone through after… Continue reading Our Babies
Happy Birthday to me!!!! It was a good morning. I didn't see roots and I got breakfast in bed. Then I got to sleep another hour and a half. I woke up to Armageddon in the kitchen and many baskets of clothes to fold. Now, this is my own fault because I am a procrastinator.… Continue reading Birthdays and Such
I woke up today and didn't see roots. I woke up today with breakfast in bed, Waffles and scrambled eggs and jonquils from my garden. It was the perfect start to my day. I ate and went directly back to sleep. It was glorious. Then I walked into my kitchen and saw the fruits of… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me
The first jonquils came up which I planted last Fall. I made everybody get out and dig holes. Nobody was very happy. I planted a bunch but only a handful have come up yet. What do I know? This is a sign that Spring is around the corner. The weather is beautiful outside. I have… Continue reading Bird Sanctuary
2 of the Wilson brothers talking shop: hearts and bellies