truth #14: I have post-partum depression.
Is it easy for me to share that, no way, but is it important that I do, absolutely! I’ve been struggling with this, truthfully, for well over a year.. I really think it began shortly after I had Gabby and I’ve allowed it to go untreated for way too long. I don’t share this so people will feel bad for me or give me ‘pity’ – but I do share this so other people can see that postpartum depression is real and is a very serious mental health disease that, if gone untreated, can be detrimental. I finally took my butt to the doctor and I am beginning medication tomorrow – and obviously I know that won’t be the ‘cure-all’ but I am hopeful that it will help a lot! Prayers/thoughts for me and my family would be appreciated =) I realize some (my mom included) may think it’s crazy for me to share such a personal battle on such a public blog – but I think me acknowledging this here is just part of my journey towards wholeness.
truth #15: I want to be a florist!
More specifically, I’ve decided that when I leave my job as a pregnancy counselor, I’d like to deliver flowers to people! I have a highly emotional and stressful job – last week being the worst week ever in the history of my 4 years at Bethany. My coworker (HI CHRISTINA!) and I were talking last week in the midst of all my work ‘drama’ and she mentioned that she’d like to deliver flowers for a living.. genius!! I’ve always racked my brain trying to think of something I could do that would still bring joy to people’s lives but that would be fairly stress free; this is the perfect solution! Now, I do realize having to bring flowers when someone has died would be emotional but you’re still bringing them something to remind them that someone is thinking about them and sending their sympathy. So, it’s nice for me to know I have a plan B =)
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” – James 4:10