I was thinking a lot about this today. About surviving. You hear me say I am a depression survivor all the time, but as I was laying in bed with a killer migraine I got to thinking about all the ways we are all survivors.
I am surrounded by an amazing team of friends, challengers, family, & even strangers and what has BONDED us is surviving.
Surviving our hardships; whatever they may be. Not giving in or giving up, but pushing through & fighting to come through stronger on the other side.
My depression was so bad last year I thought about giving up, but I didn't. I survived it. I still struggle & have bad days where the darkness threatens to take over, but it doesn't because I bring it into the light. Some days I don't have the strength to survive, but my people carry me through.
We have been forged in strength & unity through:
But the one thing we have in common? We do it TOGETHER.
I am so thankful for the people I have met on my journey & the people I am now able to help because I am healing. The one thing I have learned & can say with 100% certainty is that we are stronger together.
Darkness, the evil one, the adversary, or whatever you call it LOSES it's power when we are united.
Don't lock yourself away thinking no one wants to hear about your trials, instead rise above in unity and survive.
It won't happen overnight & you will almost definitely have days where you feel like you may never survive, but I promise you will - together.
Lots of love,
I'm a carb eater, jesus lover, stay at home mommy, faithful wife, depression survivor, lifestyle coach, & make up fanatic.