It Isn't Always What It Looks Like On The Surface
Let’s talk about what it looks like on the “surface” .
This is one of my favorite images but the back story isn’t. When I took this image I was grieving hard. I mean really grieving and I had come out of a period where some days I didn’t want to get out of bed. As soon as I opened my eyes in the mornings there were automatically tears.
Not much appetite and I just didn’t want to do anything but what helped me fight through it were my children. Seeing those 3 beautiful faces when I felt like crawling under a rock somewhere.
Looking at the image you have no idea what I was going through or the fight to pull myself together for this image.
Why am I sharing this? Because sometimes people have a certain image when it comes to mental health. There is no certain look. Yea I was “put together” but I just wasn’t there mentally. The pain was too much but I held it together.
We interact with people every single day and you have zero idea what they’re going through. The silent battles people are facing. Most times we can try to mask it but it doesn’t take away the inner battles.
I don’t have to be a therapist to speak on it. While I would never knock degrees, book work and what you were taught I’m speaking from the book of an experienced life. I’m not diagnosing I’m giving real life lessons of triumph and still working to triumph in many other areas in life like we all are.
I’ve been through so many things that tried to shake the ground beneath me that if you knew you’d wonder how I’m still standing. BUT because of God and building resilience I’ve developed a this to shall pass attitude because I’ve seen how you carried me in the past so I trust that at any points where I find myself having to speak to a mountain you’ll be with me when I command it to move. 🙏🏽
Lastly let’s normalize seeking therapy. It does not diminish your relationship with Jesus Christ. Get both in your life. I did.