The Lesson In Healing

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Healing. Every tragic storm is followed by the most beautiful sunrise. It may take days or weeks but eventually the clouds disappear and the warmth of the sun melts the most bitter cold.

I’ve suffered from depression for a few years now. There was a time when I didn’t believe I would ever feel a moments worth of happiness again. In fact, I wasn’t sure I would ever feel anything at all again. The guilt that came along with that swallowed me whole. In my mind, I didn’t think I had anything to be depressed about. My life was good so why didn’t it feel that way to me? Slowly but surely my life has come full circle. I have fought my way back and my heart feels so full today as I sit here in the pickup line at school counting my endless blessings. I am me again and I am so grateful that time has healed the pain that temporarily found a home inside of me. 

The most important lesson that came out of this dark time is that I am not in control. I will never be in control and I had to make peace with knowing that is a reality. There will be things I want to change in my life but dwelling on them and resisting something that is just going to be does not change the reality of the circumstances. I had to live in my own uncertainty. I had to find calm in my own discomfort. Anxiety became a normal that I was forced to live with and I learned to breathe there. Sometimes we do not understand what is happening to us but there comes a moment where we trust that in the end, everything really will be okay. In that place I found myself again but even more importantly I found an unshakeable faith that carries me through the happiest and darkest days. My sun is out and I can feel it shining right through me and onto others. I pray the sun comes up for you as well. It is there, I promise but sometimes it is just hidden behind an innocent cloud. Try and feel the warmth until the day you finally see it again. It may not be tomorrow but eventually it will come back out.

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13 thoughts on “The Lesson In Healing

  1. After weeks of waiting, speculation and anxiety, the results are in, and I can look forward without fear. No chemo. The cancer has been completely removed before it had a chance to take hold and send out its little feelers. Radiotherapy to follow, pills for years, but I’m going to be OK. My Sun is high in the sky casting its glorious rays of warmth around all who have been so supportive. Long may it shine! 🙂

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  2. Depression sucks the life out of us and makes us feel safe within our sorrow. The whole we dig can become so deep we wonder if we will ever climb out in the darkness.

    Understanding we are not in control is the best start to living without depression as our cover. I pray you can remain firmly above ground and be happy.
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