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Papaw

Papaw was a kind old soul
Who always made me smile
He loved to share funny stories
Of biffsniffles and rusty cars
I loved to put my hand in his
‘Cause he’d always try and trap it
I miss those days
But I have to say
I’ll see him again some day.
I love and miss you Papaw!

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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

A friend

A friend is someone that won’t judge,
When you aren’t up to talking
A friend is there to lend a hand
Even though you were not asking
A friend won’t rush you off the phone
When they hear how down you sound
A friend will know when you need a hug
Because maybe you feel unloved.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in poem

 

He HAS Risen!

How do we know something or believe in something we’ve never seen? FAITH.

My daughter asked me today why she had “chills” when she sang the Easter songs at church today. I told her that’s how she knows the truth of what’s being taught or in this case sung, His Spirit was a witness to her.

Amazing, I thought to myself. My children are great examples and teach me everyday what it’s like to be so close to Christ. The looks in their innocent faces when they testify of the truthfulness of His miracles.

I am thankful for the talks that were shared today and the Spirit that witnessed to me that what they were saying was true. I can’t imagine how Mary felt when she witnessed the death of her Friend and then to go to His tomb and see the stone moved and the Savior gone. How she must have felt when he said that one word, “Mary.” I know He suffered for ALL of our sins. That He was resurrected on the third day. I know this because I have felt this to be true. I have posted an Easter video for you all. Happy Easter!

Rachel

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2012 in Thoughts

 

You’re not alone

Please take a moment and read this if you suffer from a mental illness.

I have posted before about my illness but I’m sure it doesn’t hurt to post again. Maybe somebody will read this and know that they aren’t alone. I’ve suffered with Clinical depression for at least 8 years. I went untreated for most of this time because I was too afraid to speak out. I told myself they were all bad days and I’d eventually get through it. But, they got worse, especially after my hysterectomy in 2010. Luckily, I had gone to my doctor in 2009 because I couldn’t do it on my own anymore. I’ve tried several medications; Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and now I’m on Zoloft and it works! So all I can say is don’t give up! There is a medication out there for you and the trial periods are not fun but they are worth it in the end. I suffer from migraines also whether it’s part of the illness, I’m not sure but I’ve tried a few medications for that also; Imatrex and now I’m on Topamax. So, my point to this post is to seek help PLEASE! FInd a good therapist and they can prescribe something for you or go to your doctor but go to somebody!

Something else that helps me get through my down times are: a nap, write in my journal, write/type in my blog, a walk, and driving in my car. I had an episode yesterday but they don’t last as long because I know what works best for me. It happened at the worst time though. I was driving my family around running errands when it hit me. I started crying, the kids asked what’s wrong, everbody got quiet, and I told my husband I needed to go home. I couldn’t be out like this. I went home to my bed and calmed myself down to rest. I explained to my children and husband that when I have these episodes it’s not because of anything they did, it’s just something I deal with and I have to let it pass.

I hope this helps someone. Have a great Sunday evening or enjoy whatever day it is in your neck of the woods 🙂

Rachel

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2012 in Depression, Thoughts

 

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Just thinking…

When I started this blog, I thought it would be a better place to post my thoughts, poems, and pictures and I would leave my “Crocheting Cures Mental Illness” for my crochet projects. Well, my “Wife Without a Life” blog hasn’t taken off like my other blog so I’ll leave this one up but from now on, I’ll only be posting on Crocheting Cures Mental Illness.

A big THANK YOU for all my readers and followers of both blogs!!! You all are awesome! 😀

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2012 in Thoughts

 

Thank you so much!

Wow!! 12 followers!!! Is this for real? Somebody pinch me! All I have to say is I really appreciate it and I hope to keep you all coming back again and again 😀

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2012 in Thoughts

 

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A break

To all of my readers-
Who patiently wait-
For my next entry-
To open the gate-
Where has the time gone?
It slipped by too fast-
From babysitting-
To homework-
To Mom, what’s for dinner-
More time in the day-
Is all I need-
To get the jobs done-
Alas, what is this?
Some time to myself?
What did I do
To deserve this I felt-
Thank you my love,
I needed a break!

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2012 in poem