Thank you for asking me.
I would like to introduce myself to the members of the team.
I live in North TEXAS, am the mother of 3 grown children, and two grandchildren from different of my children. Stryker almost 3 is the son of my oldest son Andrew and his committed girlfriend Veronica of 7 years. Madelyn is my 5 month old granddaughter of my daughter Carol and her husband Jonathan. (they are away this weekend celebrating their 8th anniversary and my hubby Paul & I are watching her thru New Years Day.) I also have my youngest son Daniel who is single and happy that way (so far)
I have suffered depression all of my life, but was diagnosed with bipolar illness in the early 90's. I didn't know it was depression at that time. I have also suffered with severe migraines. Those no longer occur since I had my hysterectomy about 15 years ago. The migraines always seemed to come along with one of my depression lows. (I am 57) I have had my ups and downs, and my struggles with medications. Both my parents have died, my father when I was 14, my mother in 2007. I became a Christian in 1973 when I went to college through the ministry of the Navigators.
I want to be a leader on this team, because I want to help others who have needs that I have been through, I have been encouraged by others, and want to be used by God to encourage others. My main commitment to teams will be this one and a challenge team that I will be joining when it starts in January for the spring.
When I started on SP I weighed 252. My all time high. I now weigh about 218, about, because it seems to go up and down 3 or 4 lbs, and I am mostly staying steady. My bipolar is currently under control also, but at times I have a panic, or wake up on Sunday morning and don't want to go to church. My solution is to turn to God and to reach out to people that I have built up as a support system. Please don't ever be embarrassed to admit that you suffer from depression. God made you and He also provides you the ways to deal with your sufferings.
I will be glad to talk with anyone who needs to.
God bless you all, and may we have a wonderful 2013.
Central time zone - North Texas
Co-Leader of Christian Women With Depression
| current weight: 214.5