It’s taken a long time for me to get the level of comfort and courage to start this blog. It isn’t a decision I came to lightly, or one that will continue to be an easy thing to keep up with, but it was definitely a decision that needed to be made. I want to take this opportunity to share the story of my family, and the effects of severe mental illness in one of our children. I want to being awareness to adolescent mental health issues, and to let other families know YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
You’ll get to know a little about each of us; how uniquely strange, funny, happy, emotional, broken, and complete we are as a family. You’ll get a look at how our faith in Christ has gotten us through the worst days you could imagine, and how thankful we are we were brought together.
There will be posts about the beginning when things were normal and life was relatively easy, and there will be posts about some of the hardest, darkest, and most difficult times we have faced as a family. This story isn’t one that has ended, so in many ways you will be able to see how things progress for us as individuals and as a family. I want each person going through similar situations to know that there is hope, there is help, and there is a way to see the truly amazing person trapped inside the brain and emotions that control them on a daily basis.