Our Mental Health Journey: Q&A with my 16 year-old daughter

To finish out Mental Health Awareness month, my daughter has bravely agreed to allow me to interview her. She is currently a few months shy of seventeen years old. She started experiencing severe anxiety at age twelve. We hope that her story informs and encourages anyone experiencing mental health challenges. She wants to share anContinue reading “Our Mental Health Journey: Q&A with my 16 year-old daughter”

Seasons of Weariness

Yesterday, I wrote a completely different post. I struggled with the entire thing. It couldn’t find my voice and it just didn’t seem real. So, I am starting over, even if it means the post goes out later than normal. My “Tuesdays at 2pm” goal will just have to change for today. My desire forContinue reading “Seasons of Weariness”

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

I would have preferred skipping over it. I nearly did. I couldn’t bring myself to write about this condition that has taken over our home and family. This year Fibromyalgia Awareness day coincided with Mother’s Day. I didn’t have the emotional stamina to focus on both. We don’t need a day to be aware ofContinue reading “Fibromyalgia Awareness Day”

When You Want to Give Up

I just can’t do it today. One year ago, you couldn’t get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can’t tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. IContinue reading “When You Want to Give Up”