Kawatiri - other side of the tunnel

Depression has been something plaguing my life for the best part of six months officially (unofficially it would probably be about three or four years – more if you ask my husband).  And while some of my posts haven’t made a lot of sense, I am finding myself at the other side, looking back into the dark pit that was my Summer.

And I got support from a lot of people.  My bestie Rachael, my Mum, my husband, (once he accepted I wasn’t mentally insane), my stepdad (also a fellow sufferer).

What surprised me the most though, was the fellow bloggers who have made such positive and encouraging comments on my posts.  Some didn’t understand, but I never asked them to.  I appreciated the encouragement, and the smiles that I got because someone cared enough to tell me they thought I was a good person, or was making progress.

Special mention here should go to J C Hart, James Garcia and Kerryn Angell.  I also have to mention LaVerne Clark and Cherie Le Clare, both of whom contacted me via email or phone, just to check I was doing OK.

If you meet someone, or have a friend who is shutting themselves away from you, make that phone call, ring them, tell them you are thinking of them and ask if they want to go out for a coffee.  If they don’t, just chat to them about anything, books, food, anything.  Just let them know that you are thinking of them.  Because that really does help.

And I am so grateful to those wonderful people who made the effort to comment, ring, or email me to say hello.  They really have made my healing a lot easier.

Support from Unexpected Quarters.
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3 thoughts on “Support from Unexpected Quarters.

  • April 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

    You are more than welcome. I know you are always there for me when I’m in need, and I’m thankful that I can make this journey even a little bit easier for you. *hugs* 🙂

    • April 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

      I appreciate all of my friends that helped. It was just being there that really helped. Words sometimes don’t mean much, but having someone understanding on the other end helps. *hugs* to you, my special friend!

  • May 3, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Thanks for the mention, honey! It’s awesome to hear you’re able to look back on that dark time, which obviously means you’re standing in some great personal sunshine. 🙂


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