Posted by: tulip1810 | December 18, 2009

I’m Talking To You! Depression Get out of here!

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Do you sometimes feel at this time of the year that your stuck! Or even sunk! This is a happy time of the year for a lot of people, it is also a sad time of the year for some of us!

For those who don’t have loved ones to share with, for those who don’t have enough to eat! For those who could just use a big hug! Depression doesn’t get talked about much because we all like to push it under a boat and forget that it even exists. I am depressed myself today!

My youngest son who is 27 was drinking and driving,last year! He hit another vehicle with my brand new truck and nearly killed two women! I was praying so hard every day for those women because I knew they wouldn’t be home for Christmas! I just wanted for their families to be able to see them again! I also for my own sake wanted them to live so that my son would not be convicted of Murder! Talking about a rough year! I am going to be glad to see 2009 go.

My son moved out here from Oregon to try and straighten his life out with his battle of alcohol! That didn’t work. He didn’t have any friends to influence him….but with any addiction…it can rule your life! He had two other incidents after this bad accident, telling me he is never going to drink again…then goes back to it!

He is sitting in a jail cell! He will be there awhile! Now thats the consequences of our actions, only guess who gets to pay! He has a good heart like most of us! He’s been to rehab centers and half way houses, that lasted a short time. Didn’t help the addiction! You may ask yourself…what helps? The turning around of one’s life and mind.

What worked for you? I am depressed today knowing that I will not have my son for Christmas! You been there? Are you there now? God really is the answer, he can turn our thoughts around and let us look at situations differently!

Ok I am turning my thoughts around and I know that when he gets out of Jail….I will have a son that hopefully will look at life differently! Sooo… he won’t be able to get a good job because he has a felony on his record…but he will have a life as long as alcohol isn’t in it.

The good thing is this…I got a Christmas Card from him telling me that when he gets out he wants to go to Church! Whooooohoo!

Now that is something for me to scream Oh Yes! and be happy about! Look what I have to look forward too! Next year will be a great Christmas!

Depression is not a laughing matter…please if you have a couple on To Write Love On Her helps people who are struggling like you and me! They offer free counseling if you need help…please let them know! We care!

Let me know if you too have someone whom you love that is not going to be with you this Christmas! I know loss to I can relate! Give me a shout out!

Merry Christmas and God Bless!

Ramona Schaffroth

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  1. Mona – I saw your comment on a post on the 66books blog. So I clicked on your link, saw your blog, saw this post, and read it. I am so sorry to hear about your trials in 2009. Just wanted to say that. You are cordially invited to read along with us on 66books. We are reading through the Bible in a year. There are a set of contributors that are writing according to a schedule but we hope that others read along too and comment as they are lead on the posts that we write. I am totally new to blogging but I’m actually one of the contributors. I am loving this reading plan. Come join us! Will pray for you and your family.


    • Sue,

      Thank you for responding! I would like to join if there is no cost involved. I love the Bible! Thank you for the prayers! Mona

      • Mona,

        Awesome! Just click on the link on the 66Books webpage (there is a subscribe link near the top right of the page) and you will get the day’s posting to your inbox. Or just go to the webpage each day (or when you can). Comment if you want – any time! It’s our vision that people just read along, join the journey, share their insights, encourage each other… The reading plan we are using is really cool – you get New Testament every day – and you get to see parallels through Scripture. The down side is that it’s a bit of a challenge keeping up with four story lines (one is hard enough for me sometimes!) – but so far it has been worth it. Follow along with us – and hope to hear from you again soon!


      • Sue,

        Just subscribed today! Thanks for our encouragement! Looking forward to talking to you again!


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