I remember the day that this blog came to being. It was the middle of the afternoon and I distinctly hear the word blog. I had shared my testimony in a women’s group on FB. To my surprise, I was invited to do an additional feature piece about myself. The thought you don’t have anything worth saying crept in but I ignored it and submitted what I thought was an adequate bio. There was an overwhelming response to what I shared because apparently it struck a chord with other women who had gone through what I was currently going through at the time. All I did was be myself and the Lord took care of the rest.
A few days later, idea of doing a blog came to mind-clear out of the blue. I continued with cleaning the house but that word “blog” wouldn’t leave me alone to the point I had to stop and go to my laptop to google search what a blog was. Seriously. I had no bloody idea what a blog was. By this time my youngest arrived home from school. I asked her what a blog was.
“Your diary entries online,” was her response. By her tone I could tell that she felt the need to really break it down in order for me to “get it.” 🙂 With that, I did another search for blogging sites and landed her.
In those days prior to starting this blog, depression had taken over-it was ugly and I wasn’t the best company. I had my good days and bad days but there were days when I didn’t get out of my pj’s. My faith in Christ was there yet I had allowed the separation (and other issues branching from that) to take over. (It wasn’t until sometime later that I realized that the Lord was leading me out of that pit and into His plan and purpose for me. This was going to be the place for me to share His love for the ones Jesus died on the cross for. Not only that, but this was going to be the place where my Lord was going to reintroduce me to myself.
The thought of sharing the junk that my family and I have gone through seemed scary! Now, I understand the importance of sharing those real and raw things of life because we all need to know that we are not alone. If sharing an experience the Lord has seen me through can help someone else see that there is light at the end of the tunnel, then I will gladly continue to share.