Hello Everyone!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! My hope and desire for this blog is that each of you find something that you can relate to in such a way that it makes LIFE just a bit more bearable, because LIFE is hard sometimes and at least you know someone who has been “there” too; wherever “there” is.

I’ve started this blog as a series of “late night musings” about my life with several health/mental health issues. I have been writing “journal style” since I was a teenager. My very first therapist recommended it as a way to “process my trauma.” She gave me a suggestion that went something like this; “Just sit and start writing. Write every. single. thing that enters your head. It doesn’t have to make sense, it doesn’t all have to be about the same topic, etc. It doesn’t even matter if the first thing you write is ‘I think this is stupid, I have no idea what to write about.’ Just start writing.” She was right, you know. Somehow, writing seems to help unscramble all of the feelings/emotions/thoughts/etc. that come with LIFE, and make them a little more bearable. Sometimes, just sometimes, I will write something that is almost divinely inspired, that I don’t even remember writing. When I look back on those things I don’t even know I wrote, I find healing in my own words.

I am a 30-something woman who has been happily married to the love of my life for just short of 16 years. We have three children, the oldest of which is 22 years old. We also have a 15 year old and a 12 year old. Our family has two precious doggies and they are entirely too spoiled. I am a teacher by trade and training, but quit three years ago to become a home-school mom.

Forever In His Grip,