Depression : The valley. The reality

This is my 100th post 🙂 . It is interesting that it would go to something so close to my heart. Perhaps a bit too close that I have been toying with idea of posting about it for months now. My dashboard is proof of how many times I start to write but I find it too intense. I usually opt to tell happy stories, like my little trip to the beach this past weekend or lessons from my daughter. Even thinking about them has brought a smile to my face :-).

However, it is time I talk about the grim and dark side of life. The one that tends to lurk in the shadows and scream in the dead of the night. The side that is lonely, scary and hopeless. The one that I have walked on the outskirts of and watched loved ones battle in the line of fire.


The reality is, that though it is not often talked about it is tearing people apart. Those that are fighting, are struggling to stay afloat; those watching their loved ones fight to keep their sparks lit, are struggling to keep hope alive.


Maybe it is time we stopped taking things at face value and started listening to what is really being said. Because the best of us are suffering behind closed doors and ‘beaming’ outwards.

im fine

In the next couple of weeks I will be taking you on a journey, exploring the different facets of this darkness under the lens of His perfect light.



2 thoughts on “Depression : The valley. The reality

  1. Sophie says:

    Hi Ess, this is lovely…I hope to read more into this, and get inspired and blessed in return. I have suffered depression before, (and currently on meds).. yep. I smile alot, laugh loudest, deep inside, questions..
    I look forward to hearing more from you..

    • Hi Sophie, I’m glad you are talking about it. We are all actors in our own right. After a couple of months we perfect the art of smiling on the outside while dying on the inside.I pray that you will experience His healing power as you read the follow up articles. 🙂 I’ll post one up tomorrow. ((hugs)) you are in my prayers

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