Six years ago I was in major depression and hoping for death. All was dreary, all was dark. I couldn’t think of anything but my own mental anguish and emotional devastation.
Last Saturday, I sat out on the back deck of my son’s home in Northfield, taking in the wonder of God’s creation. The sun was shining here and there between the clouds, birds were chirping in the back yard, trees were coming into bloom, and my little granddaughter had just gotten up from a nap and was on the porch with me waiting for a “Tommy” story.
The message: No matter how dark life looks, there is hope around the corner if you open yourself up to the healing of body, soul, and spirit by trained professionals and the work of the Holy Spirit. You can’t do it on your own or just hope it happens. A glass of water will not refresh you until you drink of it.