I’m not looking for fame and fortune in any area of my life, but especially not in my writing. I am just looking to be heard. My heart is to walk alongside others, have them hear about my journey and me to hear about theirs. And maybe share some ice cream.
That’s one of the things I talked about in a neat storyteller interview over at LeahPeah. I’d love it if you took a hop over there, read my piece and peruse her home on the web.
Today, the family and I went to Independence Oaks where the climb is going to be held. It is gorgeous. The route we chose is completely paved, so great for strollers. We will be walking 2.2 miles through beautiful terrain.
Independence Oaks is very special to me. I first visited there when the postpartum depression and anxiety were raging out of control. I fell in love, and begged to go back as often as possible. It was, and is, my healing place. I know true healing comes from the Lord, but here, I can just breathe. The tension drains from me. I fall in love with Independence Oaks every time I am there.
Today was no different. The ups and downs of this depressive episode are continuing and they are wearing on me. In the depths, it literally hurts to breathe. But today, as with every other time we have been there, I felt tension release and I could draw a deep breathe for the first time since seeing my friend on Sunday. It’s just my place.
I would love to show you my place on June 21. I would love to have you walk with us, I would love to show you my place. Won’t you please head over to Crowdrise and commit to join us?Survive til you Thrive!