Saturday, August 9, 2008
I hate that evil word. Depression brought me so much pain but through that pain came so much gain. I actually felt the hand of the Lord so many times and learned so much about my identity in Him going through those terrible times. Now Carlina struggles with it. It seems to happen especially around her period. She gets very anxious, can't sleep and has bad thoughts. Carlina is an amazing person. She is so smart and funny, but so shy. She doesn't make friends easily because she is so quiet. I wish that people could see the real girl. Her stories are incredible, her sense of humor wonderful. I learned the importance of meditating on the truth during those times and have tried to help her. The Bondage Breaker for Teens is a wonderful book and I think has helped her. Joyce Meyer also has a good book for teens. Depression can seem like such a deep, dark, empty pit. I have never been through anything so difficult and I wish I could help her. All I can do is talk to her and pray for her. I am going to try to find her a Christian counselor. I am not sure about medication for teens; she was on an anti-depressant for awhile but not sure it helped. We will keep doing what we can do.