By Nancy Virden (c)2022
In January, I wrote three blogs describing the emotions and answered prayers of my most recent move. The process took more time, more money, and more helpers than I originally imagined. Repeatedly the words, “I’ll get that” came from my heart and mouth, and repeatedly I only watched as others did the cleaning and packing.
Anyone with mental health challenges knows that big changes and decisions can cause exhaustion. That, and lingering COVID fatigue made me slow and inefficient. This past Sunday, I felt such desperation. The house being readied for sale had discarded items and some donations left in it, and the garage was largely untouched.
After praying, and having a long talk with my son, Tim, the executive decision was made to finish it all this week. Sometimes, for the sake of mental health, one just has to put an end to slowness. I hired junk removers, a housecleaner, and an electrician, and watched everything be completed in three days.
Sunday I was depleted and overwhelmed. The final decision gave me hope. Today, I can rest.
Sometimes we can only do so much. Our emotions are overwhelmed, and because we are done in, smaller issues seem to have the power to push us into zombie zone. I am grateful for my precious friends who did much to help, for the hired workers, and for my tiny family who walked with me through this.
Three months ago I was uncertain about letting go; today the house is for sale. Having already moved on, there is little sentimentality left. The past is now empty. Today is all I see. -COMMENTS WELCOME
Today’s Helpful Word
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!
Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair. NOTE: Nancy is not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speaks only from personal experience and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
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