"A picture is worth a thousand words, but the memories are priceless..." I love pictures. I take them all the time and have since I was an early teen. When I grew out of a favorite toy/movie, before letting go of the material thing, I'd take a picture of it. This is something my children … Continue reading Pictures
What are triggers? Things that can bring up memories; this can be a sound, a smell, or just about anything that causes me to remember or feel something. Our sense of smell is the quickest way for our bodies to react to a memory, sometimes before we even realize we are remembering it. Thanks to … Continue reading Triggers
When I felt like my word for the year was Surrender, I didn't realize how much I'd be forced to slow down and really look at what that meant. A little over a year ago, I left my retail job for health reasons. It was a step of faith that losing my income would not … Continue reading Learning to Surrender
Surrender is my word of choice for this year. I felt like I was getting caught up in trying to do life in my own strength and missing out on what God was doing or trying to do in my life. I can look back on the first 34 years and see where He's always been … Continue reading Surrender
January is National Sanctity of Life Month. Normally, I'm not one to get focused on something like this, but as I've walked the healing road of adoption and anxiety, I have some thoughts. As an adoptee, I often wondered why I was created. I knew I was born to a teenage couple, and don't remember … Continue reading Being a Mom
What will the new year hold? Where will I see God at work in my life and the world around me? I have seen a lot of people selecting one word for the new year, and it has often intrigued me to what and why people select certain words. I've tried it a couple times, … Continue reading New Year, New Chapters
What if? I have a love/hate relationship with this question. I hate the "what ifs" that stopped me from trying something or taking a certain step. I dislike the "what ifs" regarding my past, and the questionings of different choices. But, I am beginning to love the "what ifs" that motivate and challenge me. What … Continue reading What If?
November and December have often been hard months for me. For many years, I never really understood why. My journey of understanding my anxiety has helped in many ways. This year, I have been blindsided by more grief and anger than I expected. Many times I have found myself broken and crying out to God. … Continue reading How Many?
The holidays, usually a season associated with joy. For me, this season does have some joy, but also a mixture of other emotions. I attribute 15 years working retail for ruining some of it, but really it's so much more than that. In the last 3 years, as I've struggled with anxiety and depression, things … Continue reading Edge of Anger
https://youtu.be/FZ4zTXHqGBw Mirrors...I don't really like them. I realized recently that I avoid looking into them unless absolutely necessary. I don't really like to see my reflection, probably a big reason why I don't wear makeup. My reflection, who do I look like? As a teen, I hated hearing or seeing family resemblances. I was … Continue reading Mirrors