Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

A Little Sunday Lesson

Woke up this morning feeling a bit sick, but mentally my mind is clear and at peace. It’s been a long time since I have felt this way like for real, really not a care right now. I slept pretty good after a little Factime with my sweet grand baby, he is growing so much. He likes looking into the phone and seeing Gigi’s big pink scarf on her head. He’s also doing lots of laughing and cooing, and eating cereal now. I’m flying down to see him for my birthday next month. As you can tell I’m totally that granny who shows his pics to everyone who ask, lol! See on the bright side of all that is going on with my family, that little baby makes it all better and we all know we have to be strong for him. I was reading a story about a daughter who complained to her father about how hard life was, and she wanted to just give up. You know like how I want to every week. Well the dad apparently used an egg, potatoes, and a coffee bean to make his point of the story which totally made no sense to me. So as I continued to read on, he explained that all of these things faced the same adversity, going into hot water. However, each reacted differently, the potatoes went in hard and came out soft, the egg went in soft and came out hard, and the coffee which started off as beans were different. After they enter the water, they decided to change and become something totally new. WOW…..he then asked her, “which one are you?” The egg, potatoe, or the coffee bean? This got me to thinking, which one am I ? For so long I have been the potatoe, every time adversity knocks on my door I became soft and weak. I know longer want to be that damn potatoe, I use to be hard on the outside able to handle just about everything. Then depression came in and took over for a while, no longer can I let that happen. So apparently the moral of the story is, when adversity knocks at the door how will we react? I really enjoyed this short lesson and will print this story off and keep it in my journal. Who knew food came with lessons? Funny it would take food to make me listen, lol (inner fat girl)… Well I will leave you all with the link to find this story, it really help me put things in perspective this morning. I’m going to continue to cast my cares on the Lord and start this wonderful Sunday. Hoping you all do the same….chat soon!

Ms. Fran

www.moralestories.org

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Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

When My Depression Affects My Grown Son!

May my son be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with him. You will never leave him or forsake him. Deuteronomy 31:6

Woke up this morning with my tall son leaning in over me to see if I’m sleep, I laughed because he’s to grown to be acting like a 3-year-old. So as I get up, he looks worried and anxious. He has something to tell me again, so I listened to what he had to say, but I’m lost for words. You all know by now that the baby is coming, and so is that dreaded court date. My son is running around trying to figure things out, and I can’t help him. I can’t help him, because I feel numb. All I can do is listen and try to feel his pain, but I’m numb. See I feel in my heart that things will work out, but that’s not what my depressed brain is saying. In my brain, while in this chronic state, all I can see is things not working out, because of this curse that’s looming over me. Who knew parenting would be this hard? Who knew I would have to still be a parent in my depressed state? It’s almost too much for me, the feeling like I somehow have failed him, because I can’t feel. How can I tell him things will be ok, when I’m taking tons of meds because I really don’t believe that. I carry around my baggage and his, the weight of everything he is going through is on my shoulders today. As I sit at this computer crying my pretty little eyes out, I put my hands together and look above, because only HE can bring us through this…only HE! Chat soon…..

Ms. Fran

Lord, be with my son in trouble; rescue him and honor him (Psalm 91:5).

Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

Always Ready

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. (NLT) ( Psalm 46:1 )

When you find yourself in trouble, where do you turn? Do you call your parents, best friend, or sibling? If they aren’t available, then where do you turn? In the moment you can cry out to God, your Heavenly Father, who knows you, loves you, and has made you. He will come to comfort you and rescue you when you encounter trouble. He is always ready for you to pray to Him whenever your heart cries out.
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